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Blind activist Chen says Chinese pressure caused NYU eviction

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, speaking out for the first time since The Post reported the school was giving him the boot, said pressure from Beijing had school officials planning his departure almost as soon as he arrived. 28 more words

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Lawyer for Chinese activist nephew can’t visit him

SCMP carries Associated Press report from Beijing: “A lawyer for the imprisoned nephew of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng says his legal team will likely miss Thursday’s deadline to file an appeal because authorities have denied their requests to meet with him.” 35 more words

Exiled Activist to China's New President: 'The Whole Nation Is Watching You'

Exiled Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng on Monday posted a video urging incoming President Xi Jinping to respect human rights and follow Burma on the path to democratic reform.  239 more words


China: Chen Guangcheng's nephew jailed for assault after uncle's escape

SCMP reports: “Blind activist Chen Guangcheng’s nephew was jailed for three years and three months by a Shandong court yesterday, Chen said.

“He condemned the sentence as retaliation for his daring escape from house arrest earlier this year. 187 more words

Three-Year Prison Term for Nephew of Chinese Dissident Chen Guangcheng

The nephew of exiled Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng was tried on Friday and sentenced to three years and three months in prison on charges related to a clash with local officials in April, … 747 more words


Chinese human rights group honours blind activist Chen Guangcheng in US

Associated Press reports from New York, ““Human Rights First gave its 2012 Human Rights Award to Chen Guangcheng at its annual gala on Wednesday. The award was presented by actor Christian Bale, who had tried to meet the activist in China in December but was turned away by officials.” 27 more words

Officials responsible for persecuting blind activist transferred

Ming Pao says today, Shandong Province announced yesterday that Wu Pengfei was removed from his post as chief of Shandong Department of Public Security. The removal was suspected to be related to Chen Guangcheng saga. 220 more words