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Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo died Thursday from multiple organ failure, the authorities said, having not been allowed to leave the country for treatment for late-stage liver cancer as he wished.Liu was imprisoned for the first time in connection with the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests.Rights groups and Western governments had urged China to allow Liu and his wife, Liu Xia, to leave the country to be treated abroad, as Liu had said he wanted.But the government had warned repeatedly against interference and said Liu was being treated by renowned Chinese cancer experts.
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