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The diplomatic drama over Chen Guangcheng

News that China’s blind freedom campaigner Chen Guangcheng not only has escaped from house arrest but made it to the US embassy in Beijing reminds us of other cases where people on the run have sought sanctuary in diplomatic missions. The idea of asylum goes back deep into history and across different cultures and religions. [...]
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