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Blind Chinese Activist Missing After Reportedly ‘Escaping’ From House Arrest

On April 22nd, Chen Guangcheng, a blind Chinese legal activist named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people in 2006, escaped from detention in eastern Shandong province, according to He Peirong, an online advocate who has followed Chen’s case for several years. He, an English teacher who was galvanized by Chen’s plight to engage in [...]
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