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Chinese Hospital Says Liu Xiaobo Is Suffering Organ Failure

Chinese Hospital Says Liu Xiaobo Is Suffering Organ Failure

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 05:56 AM

BEIJING (AP) — China's imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo is suffering from organ failure and shock as his condition deteriorates, the hospital treating him said Wednesday.

The hospital published the results of two tests that showed weak liver function even as Liu, who has terminal liver cancer, was receiving dialysis and plasma transfusions.

Liu remains in "active rescue" status, the First Hospital of China Medical University said in a brief statement on its website, without providing other details.

China's most prominent political dissident was diagnosed with advanced liver cancer in May and transferred to the hospital in the northeastern city of Shenyang where he is closely guarded.

Liu's ailing health became the subject of international attention as supporters and several foreign governments called for him to be freed to go abroad for treatment.

On Tuesday, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert again urged China to parole Liu so he can receive medical care at a location of his choosing.

Beijing has rebuffed such calls, saying Liu is too sick to travel and already receiving the best care possible, and that other countries should not interfere in its internal affairs.

Liu was convicted in 2009 of inciting subversion for his role in the "Charter 08" movement calling for political reform. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize a year later while in prison.

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