Detained Chinese activist beaten by authorities

Prominent Chinese activist, Chen Guangcheng, and his wife are reported to have been severely beaten by security officials after a secretly recorded video of their house arrest was publicly released. Guangcheng was released in September 2010, after completing a four year prison sentence for publishing a report about forced abortions and sterilisations carried out by authorities. Both Guangcheng and his wife, Yuan Weijin, have been under house arrest since his release from prison.