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Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng escapes house arrest
27 Apr 2012
BY SARA YASIN

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has reportedly fled to Beijing  after a year and a half under house arrest. Chen is one of China’s best-known human rights activist, famous for his campaign against forced abortions. The blind lawyer spent four years in prison on charges of disturbing public order before being confined to a house in the village of Dongshigu since September 2010. The village was heavily guarded by security officials, those attempting to reach Chen’s house were badly beaten. In a video allegedly filmed after Chen fled, he claims that both he and his family have been tortured by officials.

6 responses to “Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng escapes house arrest”

  1. […] the blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng dramatically escaped from house arrest in a rural village in northern Shandong Province at the end of April, the layers […]

  2. Senthil says:

    So, are you trniyg to tell us that China is not free, or ar you trniyg to say that these Chinese are using this chance to try to come to the U.S.?? Because, I am telling you, 99% of the Chinese has no idea of the true politics of the U.S., and they thought the U.S. IS most transparent!!

  3. […] to the death sentence, after he brandished a meat cleaver at intruders searching for his uncle, who escaped from his 18 month-long house arrest in his native Shandong province last […]

  4. […] web nannies have been on high alert ever since Chen fled his home in his native Shandong province. To bypass the censors, netizens concocted nicknames for […]

  5. […] storm between China and the United States. Negotiations had been ongoing since Chen’s dramatic escape to Beijing from over 18 months under house arrest in the village of Dongshigu, Shandong province […]

  6. […] the blind legal activist had been housed under US diplomatic protection following his escape from house arrest last week, US ambassador Gary Locke called the Washington Post to say he was with Chen en route to […]

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