Six Years On, Jailed Nobel Peace Prize Laureate's Family Faces Severe Hardship & Social Isolation

Updated: May 1, 2019

Six years after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo seems unlikely to be given a chance to "seek medical parole" overseas as high-profile dissidents have done before him, a close associate told Radio Free Europe.

Liu Xiaobo, 60, is a Chinese literary critic, writer, professor, and human rights activist who called for political reforms and the end of communist single-party rule. He is currently incarcerated as a political prisoner in Jinzhou Prison, Liaoning.