“Liu’s biographer and friend, the U.S.-based dissident Yu Jie, believes that China’s government had a motive to withhold or delay treatment: It feared the consequences of Liu getting out of prison alive.” From NPR: Chinese Nobel Peace Laureate and Human Rights Advocate Liu Xiaobo Dies.

+ “The dissident won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010 for his ‘long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China,’ but he was not permitted to travel to Norway to accept it.” More on China’s most prominent dissident from BBC.