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China rejects appeal on behalf of Nobel Prize winner's widow

AP  |  Beijing 

has rejected an appeal from dozens of writers and artists for the release from house arrest of the widow of winner Xiaobo.

said today that Xia's right to travel was a matter for the alone to determine.

Lu's comments came after writers and artists including South African J M Coetzee, Rita Dove, Paul Auster Khaled Hosseini, Hu Ping, and read excerpts of Xia's poetry as part of a video campaign.

died of cancer last year while serving a prison sentence.

Liu Xia, whose health is believed to be in decline, has never been charged with a crime, but has been kept guarded and isolated since her husband was awarded the 2010 prize.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 17:30 IST