Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo Cremated in Shenyang

Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo Cremated in Shenyang

Family members of Liu Xiaobo scattered the Nobel Peace Prize laureates ashes into the sea on Saturday in funeral proceedings closely orchestrated by the Chinese government following his death from cancer while in custody. (July 15)

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Liu Xiaobo was banned from making speeches, barred from publishing his writings, locked up and left to die in state custody.

Chinas most prominent dissident and only Nobel peace prize winner has been cremated in a private ceremony and his ashes scattered at sea.

He died on Thursday suffering from liver cancer. He was serving an 11-year prison sentence because of his calls for peaceful democratic reforms.

Tributes have poured in world-wide, but there is little mention of him in his own country.

And there are concerns for his wife. Liu Xia was allowed to attend her husbands funeral. But she is unwell after being under house arrest since he became a Nobel laureate seven years ago.

Liu was the first to die in state custody since 1938.

What does his loss mean for Chinas democracy movement?

劉暁波氏の遺骨、海に 兄「家族で相談して決めた」

(朝日新聞デジタル - 07月15日 21:02)