Nobel Prize Committee says China bears liablily for Liu Xiaobo's death

Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo died on Thursday , aged 61, after a battle with liver cancer, having not been allowed to leave the country for treatment.

Liu, 61, was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for state subversion after he helped write a petition known as "Charter 08" calling for sweeping political reforms.

He was recently moved from jail to a hospital in the northeastern city of Shenyang to be treated.

Adam Gilchrist has more on this and other international news.

One of the leading lights for democracy, he died from liver cancer.

Adam Gilchrist, international correspondent

There has been quite a thing because it was felt that he should have been allowed to go abroad for treatment and certainly the UK. US and the Nobel Prize Committee have weighed in saying China has degree of responsibility for his death.

Adam Gilchrest, international correspondent

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