Liu Xiaobo entering final hours, say friends of dying Chinese dissident

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Friends of jailed democracy activist and Nobel laureate say they are losing hope that he will be allowed to seek cancer treatment overseas

Friends of China’s most famous political prisoner, the Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, said they feared he was entering his final hours on Thursday, as the White House renewed its call for the dissident’s release.

“Liu Xiaobo is on his deathbed,” said the writer and activist Wen Kejian, who is among those who have been blocked by authorities from visiting their dying friend.

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