U.S. ambassador to China calls on Beijing to release all prisoners of conscience

BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. ambassador to China Terry Branstad called on China on Thursday to release all prisoners of conscience following the death of Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo.

“China has lost a deeply principled role model who deserved our respect and adulation, not the prison sentences to which he was subjected,” he said in a statement.

 
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