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China: blind pro-life activist makes daring escape

Catholic World News - April 27, 2012

A blind attorney who has documented forced late-term abortions and sterilizations in Shandong province has made a daring escape from his home. Hiding in an undisclosed location in Beijing, Chen Guangcheng said in a video that he and his family suffered beatings from authorities during his house arrest.

“The wife, children, and mother are on the extreme edge of vulnerability,” said Phelim Kine of Human Rights Watch. “They have already been brutally victimized for merely trying to get outside the compound for food or medical attention, so it is quite likely that the plainclothes thugs will react quite brutally to his escape. It is our hope that all diplomatic missions will make strong representations for their safety.”

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  • Posted by: ltoscan2645 - Apr. 27, 2012 8:53 AM ET USA

    saw the news item on the BBC network this morning...not one mention of this man's pro-life activism..more squashing of the pro-life message by the fair unbiased and secular media..seriously we should all offer prayers to God for this great man who has suffered greatly for his protest..would that we were all as courageous as he is

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