Liu Xia, widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, left China on a flight to Germany following years of de facto house arrest. The Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed that she had left in order to receive medical attention.
The 57-year-old departed on a Finnair flight from Beijing on Tuesday at around 11am, BBC Chinese reported.
According to Ming Pao, Liu Xia’s brother Liu Hui – who remains in Beijing – confirmed the news of his sister’s departure on WeChat on Tuesday afternoon: “My sister left Beijing to fly to Europe this afternoon, to begin her new life. I’m grateful for those who cared about her and helped her all these years.”https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/07/10/breaking-liu-xia-widow-nobel-winner-liu-xiaobo-flight-berlin-years-de-facto-house-arrest-report/