Blind Chinese activist escapes

Rappler.com
 
Chen Guangcheng, a blind activist who helped defend poor village women against forced abortions, suffered 4 years in prison and 18 months under house arrest.
In a daring escape, he fled house detention and is now hiding “somewhere in Beijing.” In a video posted on the internet, Chen finally had a chance to tell his tale of persecution and state brutality.
 
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