December 9, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders on Friday urged China to end retaliatory efforts against Chen Guangcheng, a blind human rights lawyer who successfully fled the communist country earlier this year, by immediately releasing the activist's nephew. According to the Office of the ...[read more]
May 31, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng urged the US on Thursday to "try harder" to promote the rule of law in China. Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Chen informed the audience that the rule of law in China is still weak and that much has to be done to establish ...[read more]
May 20, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
Blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng arrived in New York on Saturday, resolving a US-China struggle that began when Chen escaped house arrest last month and fled to the US embassy in Beijing, seeking protection from Chinese authorities. In a press conference Saturday evening Chen ...[read more]
May 2, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
A blind Chinese legal activist who sought sought safety from local officials by holing up in the US Embassy in Beijing emerged on Wednesday after six days of self-confinement. The activist, Chen Guangcheng, was originally wanted in his rural town for exposing forced abortions and other human ...[read more]
April 28, 2012
by Jamie Davis
Blind Chinese rights activist Chen Guangcheng fled the guarded home where he was being kept under house arrest to the protection of US officials last week, reports said Friday. While the US embassy has not confirmed reports that Chen is at the embassy, US-based rights group ChinaAid has confirmed ...[read more]
May 1, 2011
by Matt Glenn
China's government released human rights lawyer Teng Biao Friday after more than 70 days of detention, but this was quickly followed by reports that fellow human rights lawyer Li Fangping disappeared later in the afternoon under suspicious circumstances. Teng's release came after discussions ...[read more]
February 11, 2011
by John Paul Putney
Prominent Chinese rights activist Chen Guangcheng and his wife have been "beaten senseless" by authorities, according to Friday reports from China Aid and Hong Kong-based Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD). Chen, who is blind, is currently under house arrest, and the beating may have been ...[read more]
September 9, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
A Chinese prison on Thursday released Chen Guangcheng, a blind Chinese human rights legal activist who has finished serving a four-year sentence for damaging property and "organizing a mob to disturb traffic." According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), the Chinese authorities have since placed Chen ...[read more]
January 12, 2007
by Katerina Ossenova
A Chinese court rejected the final appeal Friday of Chen Guangcheng, a blind Chinese human rights legal activist, who was sentenced to four years and three months in prison for damaging property and organizing a mob to disturb traffic. The Intermediate Court in Linyi city upheld the ver... ...[read more]
December 1, 2006
by Lisl Brunner
In two separate rulings on Friday, Chinese courts rejected the appeals of a journalist and rights activist who challenged the government. In a five-minute session, the Beijing High Court rejected an appeal by Zhao Yan, a New York Times researcher who was sentenced to three years in prison for ...[read more]

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