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US Official Goes to China Amid Dissident Crisis

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Washington has sent a senior diplomat to Beijing as the U.S. attempts to contain a diplomatic crisis – the escape from house arrest of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangchen and whether he is under U.S. protection. Kurt Campbell, an assistant secretary of state, arrived early Sunday in Beijing where he is expected to talk with […]

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China Rights Group: Missing Dissident is Under US Protection

Posted April 29th, 2012 at 10:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based China rights organization says blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is under U.S. protection and that talks are under way between U.S. and Chinese officials. Speaking to VOA late Sunday, ChinaAid President Bob Fu said that while Chen is safe and at a location far from his home, the only option left for him […]

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China Rights Group: Missing Dissident is Under U.S. Protection

Posted April 28th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S.-based China rights organization says the blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is under U.S. protection and that talks are underway between U.S. and Chinese officials. The group ChinaAid released the statement Saturday, citing sources close to Chen, although there were few details. ChinaAid President Bob Fu, a former Tiananmen Square activist, called the Chen […]

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US Expresses Concern About Blind Chinese Activist

Posted April 28th, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has expressed concern about the fate of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, but refused all comment on his whereabouts amid reports he fled to the U.S. embassy in Beijing. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland declined to make any comment to reporters’ questions Friday about Chen’s whereabouts. But she said the U.S. had […]

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US Expresses Concern About Blind Chinese Activist

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has expressed concern about the fate of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, but refused all comment on his whereabouts amid reports he fled to the U.S. embassy in Beijing. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland declined to make any comment to reporters’ questions Friday about Chen’s whereabouts. But she said the U.S. had […]

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Chinese Rights Activist Escapes House Arrest

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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One of China’s best-known human rights activists has escaped from house arrest, setting off a police search for him, his family and those who helped him. Blind dissident lawyer Chen Guangchen fled his closely guarded home on Sunday in a village in the eastern province of Shandong, although authorities did not realize he was missing […]

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Chinese Rights Activist Escapes House Arrest

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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One of China’s best-known human rights activists has escaped from house arrest, setting off a police search for him, his family and those who helped him. Blind dissident lawyer Chen Guangchen fled his closely guarded home on Sunday in a village in the eastern province of Shandong, although authorities did not realize he was missing […]

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Chinese Dissident Escapes House Arrest

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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Supporters of blind Chinese dissident lawyer Chen Guangchen say he has escaped from house arrest, under which he has lived for a year-and-a-half. Chen, who campaigned against forced abortions under China’s “one child” policy, had been held under house arrest since he was released from a four-year prison sentence in September 2010. Bob Fu, president […]

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Activist Describes Iran’s Harsh Prison Conditions

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A Kurdish human rights activist serving a three-and-a-half-year jail sentence in Iran has provided a rare glimpse into what he says are harsh conditions inside the country’s detention facilities. Reza Sharifi Boukani was arrested in 2010 after publicly supporting the pro-democracy “Green Movement.” He was later sentenced on charges that include spreading “propaganda” against the […]

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Activists Describes Iran’s Harsh Prison Conditions

Posted April 24th, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Kurdish human rights activist serving a three-and-a-half-year jail sentence in Iran has provided a rare glimpse into what he says are harsh conditions inside the country’s detention facilities. Reza Sharifi Boukani was arrested in 2010 after publicly supporting the pro-democracy “Green Movement.” He was later sentenced on charges that include spreading “propaganda” against the […]

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