Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday expressed sadness over the death of Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and offered condolence to his wife and family.
"I am deeply saddened to learn that fellow Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo has passed away while undergoing a lengthy prison sentence. I offer my prayers and condolences to his wife, Liu Xia, and to other members of his family," a statement quoted him as saying.
"Although he is no longer living, the rest of us can best pay honour to Liu Xiabo by carrying forward the principles he has long embodied, which would lead to a more harmonious, stable and prosperous China," the Dalai Lama added.
"It is my belief that Liu Xiaobo's unceasing efforts in the cause of freedom will bear fruit before long."
The Dalai Lama has lived in self-imposed exile in India since fleeing Tibet in 1959.
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