The blind, self-taught legal activist Chen Guangcheng has
escaped from his village in Shandong province where he was kept a prisoner in
his own home and fled to Beijing. The
New York Times quoted an official at the Chinese Ministry of State Security
as saying Chen had made it to the U.S. embassy, though the State
Department hasn't confirmed or denied if Chen is inside.
Chen become famous for filing a class action lawsuit in 2005
on behalf of woman who underwent forced sterilizations; he was later imprisoned
for three years for "damaging property and organising a mob to disturb
raffic" and then kept under de facto 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 followe...
Chinese blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng has reportedly escaped from his well-guarded house in Dongshigu (Shandong) after more than a year of house arrest. Sources report he entered the US embassy in Beijing. He has put out a vi...
The brother of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has followed in his younger brother's footsteps and fled their closely guarded village in Shandong province, reports AP. Chen Guangfu has made his way to Beijing with the help of suppo...
The odyssey of Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese lawyer and activist, has taken an unhappy turn. A year after his escape from unlawful house arrest in a village in Shandong Province, Chen says New York University has asked him and ...