Treatment outside of China ‘unlikely’ for Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo — “Liu Xiaobo’s final wish is to die peacefully in a place where he is truly free. Can’t we just give them that?”

Peace and Freedom

Friends of Nobel laureate activist doubt he will be allowed treatment overseas for liver cancer, for which he was paroled from mainland prison

By Mimi Lau
South China Morning Post

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 29 June, 2017, 11:43pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 June, 2017, 11:50pm

Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo is unlikely to be allowed medical treatment overseas for late-stage cancer, according to his friends, but his family is still fighting for him to do so.

The comments came after five foreign diplomats met justice ministry officials on Thursday, according to Guangzhou-based writer Ye Du, a close friend of Liu Xia, Liu Xiaobo’s wife.

Veteran journalist and activist Gao Yu tweeted about the meeting. “A deputy judicial minister met with diplomats from the United States, Germany and [the] European Union this morning…

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