Chinese Nobel Prize activist Xiabo's cancer beyond cure: Reports
June 27. Beijing: The Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Liu Xiaobo's liver cancer is beyond treatment according to his wife.
According to Rueters news agency Xiabo, can not be treated with surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, Liu's wife said, as questions increased among his supporters over his treatment by the Chinese authorities.
The 61 year-old activist had been jailed for 11 years in 2009 for "inciting subversion of state power" after he helped write a petition known as "Charter 08" calling for sweeping political reforms.
Liu is being treated in a hospital in the northern city of Shenyang for late-stage liver cancer, having been granted medical parole, his lawyer told Reuters on Monday."(They) cannot perform surgery, cannot perform radiotherapy, cannot perform chemotherapy," Liu Xia said in the video.
It is however not clear when the video was filmed, but a source close to the family has confirmed its authenticity and revealed that Liu was being treated using targeted therapy."They say his cancer has already spread too far for other treatments, but because we cannot meet the doctors treating him, we have no way to tell if this is true," he said.
In December 2010, Liu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his activism in promoting human rights in China, which was responded to by freezing diplomatic ties with Norway.
The Oslo Times International News Network