Political imprisonment

An exile Tibetan carries a placard featuring photos of late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Xiaobo Liu, China's most famous political prisoner, during a candlelit vigil to mourn Liu's death, in Dharmsala, India, Friday, July 14, 2017. Liu died Thursday of liver cancer at 61. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
July 14, 2017 - 9:35 pm
SHENYANG, China (AP) — The Latest on the death of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo (all times local): 9:25 a.m. China says the body of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died this week after a battle with liver cancer, has been cremated. The government of the city of...
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In this image taken from June 3, 2008, video footage by AP Video, Liu Xiaobo speaks during an interview before his detention in Beijing, China.The judicial bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang says jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has died of multiple organ failure Thursday, July 13, 2017, at age 61. (AP Video via AP)
July 14, 2017 - 12:05 am
BEIJING (AP) — Liu Xiaobo, who died Thursday of liver cancer, was a prolific writer of essays, literary criticism and poetry, whose political activism was the basis of four prison terms in China and the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. A selection of Liu's writings and comments from the Nobel Committee and...
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In this recent undated handout photo, Chinese dissident and Nobel Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, left, is attended to by his wife Liu Xia in a hospital in China. The judicial bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang says jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has died of multiple organ failure Thursday, July 13, 2017, at age 61. (Photo via AP, File)
July 13, 2017 - 8:29 pm
SHENYANG, China (AP) — The Latest on the death of imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died Thursday night in the northeastern city of Shenyang following a battle with liver cancer (all times local): 6 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump was deeply saddened to...
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In this image taken from July 24, 2008, video footage by AP Video, Liu Xiaobo speaks during an interview at a park in Beijing, China. The judicial bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang says jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has died of multiple organ failure Thursday, July 13, 2017, at age 61. (AP Video via AP)
July 13, 2017 - 2:15 pm
SHENYANG, China (AP) — Imprisoned for all the seven years since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiaobo never renounced the pursuit of human rights in China, insisting on living a life of "honesty, responsibility and dignity." China's most prominent political prisoner died Thursday of...
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In this image taken from video, a man walks near the First Hospital of China Medical University where imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo is believed to have been transferred to after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer in Shenyang in northeastern China's Liaoning province, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Liu's condition is now life threatening with multiple organ failure, and his family has opted against inserting a breathing tube needed to keep him alive, the hospital treating him said on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 13, 2017 - 9:56 am
SHENYANG, China (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, China's most prominent political prisoner, died Thursday at a hospital in the country's northeast, officials said. He was 61. Liu had been hospitalized for advanced liver cancer diagnosed in prison in May. In an online announcement, the...
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In this image taken from video, a man walks near the First Hospital of China Medical University where imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo is believed to have been transferred to after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer in Shenyang in northeastern China's Liaoning province, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Liu's condition is now life threatening with multiple organ failure, and his family has opted against inserting a breathing tube needed to keep him alive, the hospital treating him said on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 13, 2017 - 9:25 am
SHENYANG, China (AP) — Friends of China's ailing and imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo have made their way to his hospital at the risk of being detained by the authorities, saying they want to show their support in what could be his final moments. Documentary filmmaker Zeng Jinyan...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 1, 2016 file photo, a Turkish journalist shows his press card as he covers his mouth with a black ribbon before the trial of Can Dundar, the editor-in-chief of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet and Erdem Gul, the paper's Ankara representative, outside the courthouse in Istanbul. Many feel the full force of the Turkish government's wrath against press critical of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, particularly after July 2016's failed coup attempt and ensuing crackdown. About 160 journalists are currently in jail, mostly on terrorism-related charges, while more than 150 media outlets, from broadcasters to newspapers and magazines, have been shut down, leaving thousands unemployed. (AP Photo/Omer Kuscu, File)
July 12, 2017 - 6:59 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A satirical cover for a political news magazine was all it took to see its editor eventually sentenced to more than two decades in prison. Cevheri Guven, editor in chief of Turkey's Nokta magazine, fled while out on bail late last year, smuggling his family out of a country he...
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A protester displays a portrait of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo and his detained wife Liu Xia during a demonstration outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Chinese doctors were working to treat critically ill Liu, as the government hardened its position against growing pleas to allow China's best-known political prisoner to leave for treatment overseas. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 12, 2017 - 6:26 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Liu Xiaobo, is in life-threatening condition with multiple organ failure and his family has opted against inserting a breathing tube needed to keep him alive, the hospital treating him said Wednesday. Liu, who has advanced liver cancer,...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 1, 2016 file photo, a Turkish journalist shows his press card as he covers his mouth with a black ribbon before the trial of Can Dundar, the editor-in-chief of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet and Erdem Gul, the paper's Ankara representative, outside the courthouse in Istanbul. Many feel the full force of the Turkish government's wrath against press critical of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, particularly after July 2016's failed coup attempt and ensuing crackdown. About 160 journalists are currently in jail, mostly on terrorism-related charges, while more than 150 media outlets, from broadcasters to newspapers and magazines, have been shut down, leaving thousands unemployed. (AP Photo/Omer Kuscu, File)
July 12, 2017 - 6:05 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A satirical cover for a political news magazine was all it took to see its editor eventually sentenced to more than two decades in prison. Cevheri Guven, editor in chief of Turkey's Nokta magazine, fled while out on bail late last year, smuggling his family out of a country he...
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Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party, talks during a rally following his 425-kilometer (265-mile) 'March for Justice' in Istanbul, Sunday, July 9, 2017. Kilicdaroglu along with thousands of supporters walked from the capital Ankara to an Istanbul prison, began to denounce the imprisonment of a party lawmaker but has grown into a wider protest of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's policies and the large-scale government crackdown on opponents in the wake of July 2016's failed coup attempt. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
July 10, 2017 - 6:46 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The leader of Turkey's main opposition party has visited a party lawmaker whose imprisonment inspired a 25-day protest march. Enis Berberoglu was sentenced to 25 years in prison last month for allegedly leaking footage to an opposition newspaper suggesting Turkey smuggled arms to...
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