Activists call on China to release Liu Xiaobo for cancer treatment abroad

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Evacuation of political prisoner must be allowed after foreign doctors gave clearance for him to travel, say Amnesty and others

Activists are demanding the immediate release of China’s most famous political prisoner, the critically ill Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, after two foreign doctors said he is well enough to leave the country, contradicting Chinese claims that it would be unsafe.

China has so far refused to allow the democracy campaigner, who was recently diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer having spent more than seven years in jail, to leave the country. Beijing has accused foreign governments calling for Liu’s complete release of meddling in China’s internal affairs.

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