Self-taught legal activist Chen Guangcheng, accompanied by his wife and two children, left China on United Airlines Flight 88 to Newark. The blind lawyer describes his departure as a “leave of absence.” This follows his dramatic escape after seven years of imprisonment and torture and a month of diplomatic wrangling.
“Blind Chinese activist leaves for U.S.,” Didi Tang and Gillian Wong, AP via USA Today
“In China, Where ‘Attorney-At-Law’ Is An Ever More Dangerous Occupation,” B. Pe, Le Monde via Worldcrunch
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