Monday, May 21, 2012

Chen Guangcheng arrives in U.S.

Chen Guangcheng arrives in U.S.: ‘I hope everyone will help me promote justice in China’ | In remarks at New York University, where a fellowship had been offered to Chen as a means of leaving China, the self-taught lawyer expressed his gratitude to the U.S. embassy, those of Switzerland, Canada, and France, which had expressed their support for Chen, thanking “especially friends in the media” and Internet, and “common citizens of the United States who have expressed their support.”

Chen was quick to remind the crowd that, although his immediate family is safe for now, the fates of his extended family and friends remains uncertain, especially that of his nephew Chen Kegui, who has been arrested for “intentional homicide” after defending his family from Chinese officials in a night raid on his home in Shandong Province.

See also Chen Guangcheng’s Flight to Freedom
Testimony of Mei Shunping, Victim of Forced Abortion in China

Editor: A quick scan of The Daily Beast showed that not once in all of its diligent reporting on Chen's ordeal it did not once mention forced abortion -- the reason for his dissent.

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