Fam­ily pain as No­bel win­ner ashes in sea

Irish Sunday Mirror - - STYLE ON SUNDAY -

A CHI­NESE No­bel Peace Prize-win­ner’s ashes have been scat­tered at sea against his fam­ily’s wishes.

Liu Xiaobo’s brother said it was a move by the re­pres­sive state to erase any mem­ory of the cam­paigner.

He had been im­pris­oned since 2009 af­ter call­ing for more hu­man rights.

The 61-year-old died of mul­ti­ple or­gan fail­ure on Thurs­day in a hos­pi­tal in Shenyang, where he was be­ing treated for late-stage liver cancer, hav­ing been given med­i­cal pa­role but not freed.

His widow Liu Xia has been un­der ef­fec­tive house ar­rest since her hus­band won the 2010 Peace Prize.

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