Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese lawyer who won global acclaim for uncovering rights abuses under China's "one child" policy, has escaped from house arrest, according to his supporters. Chen had been unable to leave his home in east China since he was released from a four-year jail sentence in September 2010. He has reportedly endured several beatings and is believed to be in poor health.
Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng with his wife Yuan Weijing. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images. Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng clarified Thursday that despite escaping house arrest last month and his alleged abuse by local au... Read Post
Rumours are spreading online that a leading figure in China’s human rights movement has escaped the house arrest he had lived under for 18 months. Human rights campaigners said on Friday, April 27, that Chen Guangcheng, a blind lega... Read Post