Liu was awarded Nobel peace prize in 2010 while serving 11-year sentence for inciting subversion of state power

The Chinese civil rights campaigner and Nobel peace prize winner Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on medical parole, after he was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer.

Liu, 61, is in the late stages of the disease, said Mo Shaoping, his lawyer, who has been in contact with Liu’s family. Liu is being treated at a hospital in the north-eastern city of Shenyang, near where he was being held.

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