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Polish FM pays tribute to China’s Liu Xiaobo

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Paweł Kononczuk 14.07.2017 17:01
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has voiced his condolences to the family of Nobel Peace Prize winner and prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died in custody on Thursday, describing him as “a great thinker.”
Liu Xiaobo. Photo: EPA/LIU XIA HANDOUTLiu Xiaobo. Photo: EPA/LIU XIA HANDOUT

"I was very saddened to hear of the passing away of your husband Liu Xiaobo, a great thinker, activist, writer, and the 2010 laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize. It is a great loss to us all," Waszczykowski said, expressing his condolences to Liu Xia, the wife of the Nobel Prize winner.

Waszczykowski described Liu Xiaobo as an outstanding intellectual, a man of letters and critic of the world around him.

"He would look to the future and call for improving what fell short of his ideals. He was guided by freedom and democracy. Liu Xiaobo will forever be in our memory," Waszczykowski said.

Liu Xiaobo had been denied permission to leave China for treatment for liver cancer, the Reuters news agency reported.


Source: MSZ/Reuters

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