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Controversy as Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo's ashes scattered at sea

17 July, 2017, 12:23 | Author: Nadine Todd
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Liu Xiaobo, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, died from liver cancer on July 13 at the age of 61 in a hospital in Shenyang, northeast Mainland China. A video about Liu's hospital treatment released on the website of the city's judicial bureau Friday appeared aimed at the same objective.

Liu was instrumental in drafting of a reform manifesto that spoke of direct elections in China and an end to the single-party rule in the country.

"After all, he's a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and he died after being suppressed by the authorities", Hu said. He had been serving an 11-year sentence for state subversion after publishing the Charter 08 petition seeking democratic reform in China.

The 68-year-old brother said throughout the whole process starting with the treatment, cremation and scattering of ashes at sea, everything reflects the advantage of the socialist system and leading experts from home and overseas gathered together for Liu Xiaobo's treatment.

While the Communist regime claimed the family chose to cremate Liu Xiaobo and hold a simple funeral for him, family friends rejected this and claimed his widow is under tight surveillance. "Two-thirds of the earth's surface is covered by the sea and I can foresee that in the future, activists and ordinary people will go to the sea and memorialize Liu Xiaobo".

A government official in Shenyang, where Mr Liu had been jailed, told a news conference: "According to my understanding, Liu Xia is now free", adding that as a Chinese citizen, her rights would be protected under the law.

According to an official account of the ceremony provided to The New York Times by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Liu Xia ― who has not spoken publicly about her husband's death ― approached his body during the ceremony as Mozart'sRequiem played in the background.

Another of Liu's friends, dissident writer Mo Zhixu, said he thought the well-built young men with buzz cuts in the handout photos resembled security agents who kept track of Liu's wife.

"We are very anxious".

On Saturday, thousands of mourners in Hong Kong took part in a candle-lit vigil in remembrance of Liu. Governments around the world have urged China to free Liu Xia from the strict house arrest she has lived under for years even though she has not been convicted of any crime.

Hu Jia, the Beijing-based activist who has also been regularly jailed for his views, told AFP that his friend Ms Liu looked like "the world's saddest person".

"There is no higher priority than getting Liu Xia out".

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