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China has rejected international criticism for not allowing its most prominent critic, Liu Xiaobo, to be treated abroad for liver cancer.
It said the case was an internal affair and that other countries were "in no position to make improper remarks".
The activist, who had been serving an 11-year prison term for "subversion", died in a hospital in China aged 61.
The Nobel Committee, which gave him the Peace Prize in 2010, said China bore a "heavy responsibility" for his death.
Beijing is now being urged to free his wife, poet Liu Xia, from house arrest.
Mr Liu died "peacefully" on Thursday afternoon, surrounded by his wife and other relatives, his main doctor Teng Yue'e said. His final words to Liu Xia were: "Live on well".
In a brief statement, officials said that Mr Liu had suffered multiple organ failure.
2017.07.14 / 13:44