Donald Trump deeply saddened by death of Liu Xiaobo: White House
US President Donald Trump is deeply saddened by the death of Chinese nobleman Liu Xiaobo, the White House said. Liu, 61, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 in jail and was represented by an empty chair at the ceremony in Oslo, died Thursday because of organ failure after a fight against cancer While still in custody.
“President Donald J Trump was deeply saddened to hear of the death of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and the very important Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo,” said White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
“The president’s condolences go to Liu Xiaobo’s wife, Liu Xia, and his family and friends.
A poet, a scholar and a brave defender Liu Xiaobo dedicates his life to the pursuit of democracy and freedom, “Spicer said in a statement.
Today the world lost a hero of freedom and freedom, said Senator Ted Cruz, Republican Senator from Texas.
Liu Xiaobo, a voice of the voiceless and the defender of the oppressed in communist China, has died. Although the physical cause of death is cancer, the main battle Dr. Liu was one of the souls, he said.
Since leaving America’s security and comfort to head the protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989, Liu has sealed his fate as a home to the persistent persecution of the authoritarian People’s Republic of China, Cruz said.
“Re-education through work” and deprivation of property to unjust imprisonment and physical mistreatment, Liu has violated the Communist Party’s rage for having dared to question his system of immoral political oppression as co-author of “Letter 08” A manifesto of Chinese freedom that comes now more than ever, he added.
Senator John McCain said that Liu Xiaobo’s death in a Chinese prison represents a flagrant violation of fundamental human rights that Dr. Liu has spent his life.
“Unfortunately, as Dr. Liu would have wished to remind everyone that today is the latest example of Communist China’s aggression against human rights, democracy and freedom,” he said.
A Nobel Peace Prize winner who was poorly taken prisoner by the Chinese government for nearly a decade, Liu was a human rights defender in his lifetime, McCain said.
Protesting in Tiananmen Square to draw up a manifesto on human rights in which he was unjustly imprisoned, Dr. Liu was relentless in his quest for a democratic China.
As he suffered from liver cancer late in prison, the Chinese government’s processing delay was the latest brutal violation of Dr. Liu’s human rights, he said.
The news of Liu Xiaobo’s death today is more tragic for his beloved wife, Liu Xia, his family and for the millions of supporters of his courageous efforts to defend human rights and democracy in China, said Senator Marco Rubio.
“As we mourn the death of Liu Xiaobo and pray for his family, there are urgent matters that require top diplomatic attention in the coming days.
“Dr. Liu’s family is to receive his remains and will be allowed to honor and bury him as he sees fit. Liu Xia should immediately receive an exit visa and let himself out of China for a country of his choice,” he said. .
“There must be an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of Dr. Liu, his treatment during detention, the timing of his late liver cancer diagnosis and countless more questions to be answered.
“Chinese authorities are accomplices to unjust imprisonment and death should be punished immediately and their property frozen under the Magnitsky Global Law,” said Rubio.
Sander Levin MP said that Liu Xiaobo was an inspiration to millions of people around the world.
“History will remember Liu as a giant who sought to advance the debate on democratic governance, human rights and the rule of law in China and how the Chinese authorities abused them and other human rights activists,” he said.