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Died nobel prize winner Liu Xiaobo cremated

Died nobel prize winner Liu Xiaobo cremated

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The this week died winner of the Nobel Peace prize, Liu Xiaobo, after a simple ceremony cremated. Report that Chinese state-owned media.

At the cremation on Saturday in the north of China were friends and the widow of Liu. The Chinese, who in 2010 awarded the Nobel prize for Peace received, died Thursday of liver cancer.

The 61-year-old former professor of literature was one of the driving forces behind Charter 08, a document that hundreds of Chinese had been signed, and the communist government called for reform.

From all over the world is sorrowful reaction to the death of the dissident who recently released from prison was transferred to the hospital due to his illness. The German chancellor, Angela Merkel called him “a courageous fighter for civil rights and freedom of expression’. Also France and the united states praised the “brave” activist.

France, the USA and the United Nations, China called on the wife of the dissident, Liu Xia, her freedom of movement to give back. “I call upon the Chinese government on the house of Xia, to withdraw and to allow her to China to leave, as they wish”, said the American minister of Foreign Affairs Rex Tillerson.

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