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Escaped Chinese blind activist’s YouTube plea
Blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng, one of China’s best-known rights activists, has made a daring escape from house arrest and recorded a video detailing the abuses he and his family have suffered. Chen, 40, fled his closely guarded home in the eastern province of Shandong last Sunday, escaping from his house arrest.
Blind Chinese legal activist escapes house arrest
Blind Lawyer of China
By Peter Ford posted April 27, 2012 at 9:55 am EDT Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng, a key Chinese human rights advocate, has escaped from house arrest and issued a dramatic video plea to Premier Wen Jiabao to investigate his illegal detention and mistreatment. Mr. Chen, who had been kept incommunicado.