Chinese authorities deny friends access to dying Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo

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Petition launched by friends of democracy activist, who has liver cancer, urges Beijing to allow visit on humanitarian grounds

Friends of China’s most famous political prisoner, the Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, have issued a plea to Chinese authorities to be allowed one final audience with the dying activist.

The Chinese democracy campaigner, who was diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer in May after more than seven years in prison, appears to be nearing the end of his life. Family friends and doctors said on Thursday the 61-year-old’s condition had worsened and he was close to death.

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