Update on Chinese dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng
As the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) reported in May, Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese dissident lawyer, had escaped from house arrest and taken refuge at the U.S. embassy.
The New York Times ran an update today. Erik Eckholm notes:
Mr. Chen is enjoying his first chance in years to study and use the Internet without fear of arrests or beatings. But he is hardly serene...Mr. Chen, 40, a blind, self-taught lawyer, displayed anger at the Beijing government for failing so far to investigate the local officials who persecuted him and beat his relatives. He and his wife, Yuan Weijing, said they remained desperately worried about the harsh treatment of those they left behind in Shandong Province.
Read more here.
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