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China's jailed Nobel laureate is granted parole after terminal cancer diagnosis

China's jailed Nobel laureate is granted parole after terminal cancer diagnosis

Chinese authorities released detained dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo on medical parole after he was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer, his lawyer said Monday.

Liu, 61, is receiving treatment at a hospital in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang, according to his lawyer Mo Shaoping.

The Norway-based Nobel committee awarded Liu, a literary critic, poet and professor, the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 while he was serving an 11-year prison sentence for his pro-democracy writing; it commended “his long and nonviolent struggle for fundamental human rights in...

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