Published on May 8th, 2012 | by Paz0
News China – Activist Guangcheng’s
You never hear of an activist in China. It is a little because how can there actually be activists in China that the news is getting out about. You have to love the internet. Here is a great article from the BBC.
By Michael BristowBBC News, Beijing
The fate of blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng remains unresolved as he waits in a hospital bed for news from the Chinese authorities.
The 40-year-old has been told he can apply to leave the country but the Chinese officials who now control him have not told him when that process will begin.
He lies in bed worrying about his relatives who remain in the village in Shandong that he fled in dramatic fashion more than two weeks ago.
He told the BBC that the security guards that were in his home have now left but are still on watch in the village of Dongshigu.
Meanwhile, Mr Chen’s friends and supporters are being prevented from seeing him, he said. Some face their own pressure from the authorities.
Chen Guangcheng spent six days in the US embassy in Beijing after fleeing house arrest. He emerged from US protection last Wednesday.
He was taken to Chaoyang Hospital in Beijing, where he quickly changed his mind about staying in China. He thought he was not safe and wanted to leave, with his family, for America. read more
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