WRWF’s Reggie Littlejohn Honors Chen Guangcheng – Receives Award to her SurpriseJune 5, 2012 No Comments
June 4, 2012 / MariaNews.com
WRWF’s Reggie Littlejohn Honors Chen Guangcheng Receives “Spirit of Tiananmen” Award
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Reggie Littlejohn spoke at the Commemoration of the 23rd Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, hosted by the Visual Artists Guild of Los Angeles. Speaking in honor of Chen Guangcheng, she then found to her surprise that she was the recipient of the coveted “Spirit of Tiananmen” Award. Here are her remarks:
I am greatly humbled to speak to you in honor of one of the greatest and most noble heroes of our time – one of the human rights giants of the twenty-first century, the Gandhi of China — activist Chen Guangcheng. Blinded by a childhood illness, Chen taught himself law and at first advocated for the rights of the disabled. The Chinese Communist Party ignored him until he began to advocate for the rights of women who were victims of the massive, systematic use of forced abortion and sterilization in his city – Linyi. Chen bravely filed a class action lawsuit on their behalf, and that’s when all hell broke loose for him and his family. It is fitting that we should honor him on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. The same brutal regime that massacred students on Tiananmen Square also has brutalized Chen and his family for seven years.
Here is our video, Free Chen Guangcheng!
Chen miraculously escaped from illegal house detention. Chen has no religious affiliation, yet he said, “God rescued me.” I have been advocating for Chen’s release since 2008 – five times in the U.S. Congress, twice at the European Parliament, and at the British and Irish Parliaments as well. I have also briefed the White House, State Department and Vatican about Chen and One Child Policy issues.
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