Blind Chinese Lawyer-activist Escapes House Arrest

BEIJING — Chen Guangcheng, the blind, self-taught lawyer known for his outspoken opposition to China’s forced abortion and sterilization policies, has escaped from house arrest and posted a dramatic YouTube video calling on Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to investigate his case and protect his family. Read full article >>

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  • A dramatic tale of escape for blind Chinese activist
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  • Chen Guangcheng, blind Chinese lawyer-activist, escapes house arrest
    BEIJING — Chen Guangcheng, the blind lawyer known for his outspoken opposition to China’s forced abortion and sterilization policies, has escaped from house arrest and has reportedly sought U.S. ...
    04/27/2012 - 1:51 am | View Link
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  • A Blind Chinese Activist Has Escaped From House Arrest, And Is Now Posting Videos Of His Abuse
    Chen Guangcheng, a blind human rights activist who has been under house arrest for more than a year, has escaped to Beijing and has released a video revealing the abuse he suffered, the Guardian reports. How exactly Chen managed to evade the 90 guards surrounding his village home is unclear, but the Guardian spoke to the activist Hu Jia who described it as a "real Chinese version of The ...
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  • Chen Guangcheng
    Chen Guangcheng (born 12 November 1971) is a Chinese civil rights activist who has worked on human rights issues in rural areas of the People's Republic of China.Blind from an early age and self-taught in the law, Chen is frequently described as a "barefoot lawyer" who advocates for women's rights, land rights, and the welfare of the poor.He is best known for accusing people of abuses in ...
    05/17/2019 - 7:52 am | View Website
  • Blind Chinese lawyer-activist escapes house arrest
    Whether or not the U.S. government is currently helping shelter Chen, his escape from his village in Shandong province, and the video detailing abuse he and his wife suffered unde
    05/4/2019 - 8:25 pm | View Website
  • Chinese Activist Chen Guangcheng Escapes House Arrest in China
    BEIJING — The dramatic nighttime escape of a blind rights lawyer from extralegal house arrest in his village dealt a major embarrassment to the Chinese government and left the United States ...
    10/24/2017 - 3:59 am | View Website
  • ‘The Barefoot Lawyer’: Q&A With Blind Chinese Activist Chen Guangcheng
    Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has a new book detailing his extraordinary life and daring escape from house arrest. CRT's Josh Chin catches up with "barefoot lawyer" to discuss his story.
    03/18/2015 - 1:18 am | View Website
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