Blind Forced Abortion Opponent Chen Guangcheng Has Escaped House Detention!April 28, 2012 No Comments
April 28, 2012 | MariaNews.com
Blind Forced Abortion Opponent Chen Guangcheng Has Escaped House Detention!
CHINA – Chen Guangcheng has escaped house arrest and is safely in Beijing. Conflicting reports exist concerning whether he is at the U.S. Embassy.
While Chen is safe, his family is not. His wife, mother, daughter and son are still in Linyi. Moreover, his brother and possibly other extended family members have been beaten and detained.
In addition, He Peirong, who helped Chen escape and drove him to Beijing, was detained Thursday. As of this writing, WRWF has not received word that she has been released.
Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, said, “We are thrilled that Chen Guangcheng has escaped house arrest, but are very concerned for the safety of his family. We call upon Secretary of State Hillary Clinton specifically to raise Chen’s case during her visit to Beijing May 3-4. Indeed, we call upon the entire international diplomatic community to make urgent, official interventions on behalf of Chen with the Chinese government. We call upon NGOs and concerned citizens the world over strongly to support this great hero during his hour of need.”
Littlejohn continued: “We are also concerned about the detention of He Peirong, who is a hero for the brave role she played in helping Chen escape. She knew that this courageous act might cost her her freedom, and yet she risked everything to help Chen. Now, we need to help her.”
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