Chinese activist Liu should get treatment he needs - German foreign ministry source
- Author: Rogelio Becker Jun 30, 2017,
Jun 30, 2017, 0:33
Said Rubio, who chairs the U.S. congressional-executive commission on China, said: "I urge President Trump to seek Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo's immediate humanitarian transfer to the United States".
The source of the video or where it was filmed were not immediately clear, but it purported to show Liu in Jinzhou prison in Liaoning, where he had served eight years of an 11-year term for inciting subversion of state power.
"Liu Xiaobo's final wish is to die peacefully in a place where he is truly free".
The New York Times reports that Chinese prisons are allowed to grant medical parole to inmates who are seriously ill or near death.
The diplomats were told family members were "in consent with the current treatment plan" and that Liu was unfit for travelling due to his medical condition, Gao added. Appeals to be moved to his home of Beijing have also been rejected. Her comment alludes to the fact that Liu was the first victor of the Nobel peace prize that had gone unrepresented at the ceremony in Oslo, since German journalist Carl von Ossietzky was barred by the Nazi regime in 1936.
"Finally, we want to remind that Liu Xiaobo has a standing invitation to come to Oslo to receive our praise". "It has helped remind the world about the lack of political and personal freedom in China", he said in a comment released in a question-and-answer format online.
The Norwegian Nobel committee awarded Liu the peace prize for "his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China".
The U.S. has repeatedly pressured China to exert its influence over North Korea over its nuclear program.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross already has said he is considering tariffs on steel imports from China as part of a national security study of the US steel industry. He added, however, that it "has rarely been allowed to go overseas for medical treatment in recent years".
Chinese dissident Wang Dan, a Tiananmen protest leader who lives in exile in Taiwan, said that he has ed Germany's foreign ministry in the hope the country would take Liu for treatment, as it has a hospital famous for treating liver cancer. In response to repeated questions from reporters during a daily press conference on Tuesday, he stressed that "all other countries should respect China's judicial independence and sovereignty, and should not use any so-called individual case to interfere in China's internal affairs".