Skip to comments.China dissident Chen Guangcheng 'in US embassy' (blind, anti-abortion, self-taught lawyer)
Posted on 04/27/2012 7:06:14 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
China dissident Chen Guangcheng is in the US embassy in Beijing following his dramatic escape from house arrest, fellow activist Hu Jia has told the BBC.
Mr Hu said Mr Chen - who is blind - had scaled a high wall and was driven hundreds of kilometres to Beijing.
Mr Chen escaped on Sunday, activists say, and has since released a video addressed to Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.
There are reports that his brother and nephew have now been held by police.
A self-schooled legal activist, Mr Chen is known for revealing rights abuses under China's one-child policy and has accused officials in Shandong province of forcing 7,000 women into abortions or sterilisations.
The plight of Mr Chen has become famous around the world. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has repeatedly called for his release and is due to visit Beijing next week.
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He’s an anti-abortion activist wanting to defect to the USA? I’m guessing he doesn’t know as much about the USA as he thinks he does.