China Nobel wife's health worsens; needs treatment

BEIJING (AP) — Friends of the wife of China's jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner say her health has worsened under lengthy house arrest and that she urgently requires medical treatment.

Writer Wu Wei, a close friend of Liu Xia, says she told him Friday in a brief phone call that she suffered what felt like a heart attack last month and had to be rushed to a hospital's emergency ward for treatment.

Lawyer Mo Shaoping says Liu was admitted on Feb. 8 to a hospital to undergo a battery of tests but was unexpectedly asked to leave after one night.

Liu has been held at home alone for the past three years by state security in retaliation for the activism of her jailed husband Liu Xiaobo.

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