Deliberate Death

xiabo Last week, Nobel Peace laureate and strong democracy and freedom advocate, Liu Xiaobo died while in custody in a Beijing hospital, becoming the second Peace Prize winner out of 97 to die in custody. The first was Carl von Ossietzky, an early Hitler critic who died in a Nazi prison hospital in 1938. Xiaobo is also one of seven of 911 laureates prohibited by the state from accepting his/her Nobel.

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