His Holiness the Dalai Lama Deeply Saddened by Liu Xiaobo’s Passing Away

Dharamshala: His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed deep sadness over the death of Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo and offered condolence to wife Liu Xia 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,” His Holiness said.

“Although he is no longer living, the rest of us can best pay honor to Liu Xiabo by carrying forward the principles he has long embodied, which would lead to a more harmonious, stable and prosperous China.

His Holiness concluded by saying, “It is my belief that Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo’s unceasing efforts in the cause of freedom will bear fruit before long,”