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Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng escapes from house arrest

BEIJING -- Chen Guangcheng, a blind lawyer who is also one of China’s best-known human-rights activists, has escaped after spending one-and-a-half years under house arrest. Reuters reported that Chen, who campaigned against forced abortions, had been re …
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Escaped China activist in U.S. protection-rights group

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