On April 22, Chen Guangcheng, a blind Chinese legal activist named one of Time's 100 most influential people in 2006, escaped from detention in Shandong province, according to He Peirong, an online advocate who has followed Chen's case. Chen, who suffered beatings, jail and harassment for years because of his activism for women forced to abort late-term fetuses because of local family-planning rules, has sought refuge at the U.
Concern is growing for the safety of a courageous Chinese activist who was detained after helping a blind dissident escape house arrest. Human rights campaigners believe He Peirong was arrested for her involvement in the plot which ... Read Post
A prominent blind Chinese activist has made a dramatic escape from house arrest in Shandong province and fled to Beijing, a friend and fellow activist said Friday. Chen Guangcheng was driven to Beijing on Sunday after evading his gu... Read Post