Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies

Pressure mounts to rename Chinese embassy address after Liu Xiaobo

Pressure mounts to rename Chinese embassy address after Liu Xiaobo

"The Norwegian Nobel Committee is deeply anxious about Liu Xia's situation in the aftermath of her husband's tragic death", Olav Njoelstad, the secretary of the committee, said in an emailed statement to Reuters.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on China to free Liu's widow, who has been under house arrest since 2010 but was allowed to be at the hospital as he said his final goodbye.

However during the press event, Trump described Xi as a friend and patriot.

"We lodged representations with the countries that have made irresponsible remarks", or interfering in its "judicial sovereignty" foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang told a regular news briefing.

The Chinese government bears a heavy responsibility for the death of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, the leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which awards the prize, said on Thursday.

The doctors said Liu and his family had requested that the remainder of his care be provided in Germany or the United States.

China's Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo died after losing his battle with terminal cancer, remaining in custody under guard in hospital until his last breath as Beijing faced a wave of criticism over its treatment of the Tiananmen Square protest veteran.

The friends said Friday they were not able to contact 56-year-old Liu Xia who, according to them, should be given freedom to move around, reports said.

But "if Dr. Liu is not released, if he dies in China still under their oppression, I intend to continue to fight until the day when the street is named in front of the embassy, and the Chinese communists can bow their heads in shame at their injustice". "The world really needs to rally and mobilize to make sure she can go wherever she wants and that she can bury her husband wherever she wants".

Liu was only the second Nobel Peace Prize victor to die in prison, a fact pointed to by human rights groups as an indication of the Chinese Communist Party's increasingly hard line against its critics.

Suga said respect for human rights and the rule of law are universal values and are important for all countries to guarantee.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Thursday the administration hopes that Liu's widow will be freed from house arrest and "allowed to leave the country".

Beijing had refused to allow him seek treatment overseas despite Liu's wishes and global pressure.

But the government had warned repeatedly against interference and said Liu was being treated by renowned Chinese cancer experts. But he had no comment when asked whether Guterres had a view on whether Liu, China's most prominent political prisoner, should have been allowed to travel overseas for treatment or about his wife.

The EU urged Beijing to let Liu Xia and his family bury him "at a place and in a manner of their choosing, and to allow them to grieve in peace".

A White House official said on Wednesday that Trump raised Liu's case in a July 2 telephone call with Xi, while the US national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, raised it with his Chinese counterpart at the G20 meeting last week.

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