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China: supporters of blind pro-life attorney beaten

Catholic World News - October 10, 2011

Within the past week, persons attempting to visit Chen Guangcheng--a blind attorney imprisoned for documenting forced late-term abortions--have been beaten and arrested by Chinese authorities.

Chen has been released from prison, but “authorities have turned Chen’s village of Dongshigu into a hostile, no-go zone, trapping the lawyer, his wife and child inside,” the Associated Press reports. “Activists, foreign diplomats and reporters have been turned back, threatened and had stones thrown at them by men patrolling the village … Since his release, he has once beaten unconscious by his captors.”

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