Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo dies of Cancer

LiuXiaoboChinese Nobel Peace laureate LiuXiaobo has died at 61, says Chinese government. He was sentenced by China to 11 years in prison.

Liu Xiaobo, China’s most prominent political prisoner has died under guard at a state hospital. Liu died while still in custody following a battle with cancer.

Germany and US had offered to take him in for treatment, But Chinese officials ignored pleas to let him spend his final days free and abroad.

Liu was diagnosed with liver cancer, China is now the second country, after Nazi Germany, that has a Nobel peace prize winner who died in captivity.