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Compiled Text RE: Chen Guangcheng

May 11, 2012

(Sources:  BBC, CBC, CNN, The Korean Herald, MSNBC, NPR, The New York Times, The Telegraph, The Weekly Standard, Wired, a student from my class)

In 2006…a four-year jail sentence….On his release…put under house arrest…and for the next 19 months…kept a prisoner in his own home, sometimes severely beaten

As the Chen Guangcheng incident has shown, deciding…to leave China and…exile is an extremely tough call

I don’t know which area [of the hospital] this is

The blind legal activist was adamant…he did not want to leave his country…in the U…S… embassy in Beijing, but….after leaving the secured compound last week

My wife and children are with me. My wife…was tied up in a chair by security officials for two days

Nobel Peace Prize ceremony…Liu Xiaobo, the jailed…empty chair

China’s official press….”the blind masseur” and “the blind peasant masseur”

“out of China’s sight, out of Chinese minds”…afflicted…dissidents of…1989 Tiananmen crackdown

harassed, abducted and severely beaten by security forces

live broadcasts…blacked out by censors as last year’s…

dark day for freedom

“As a disabled man…hasn’t received a higher education…paranoid…”

My wife told me seven surveillance cameras have been installed in our house….There were people inside and outside our house and in our rooms, eating and staying there. They plan to build up electric wires around my house

toxic levels of lead…toys…milk…toothpaste…dog food

artist…set up four live webcams in his home….weiweicam.com

stopped by plainclothes security officers

(Like some other links in this post, you’ll need to use Google translate…that page into English)

leave? The Yankees…

symbolic…24-hour police surveillance

Artist and activist Ai Weiwei turned off four live webcams in his home late Wednesday after Chinese authorities ordered him…down

midnight raids and beatings

died…5000 schoolchildren…poorly constructed schools

my sister went on Wikileaks for a project and she got a call on her cell phone from the government…

illegally detained

why don’t they…why the people…

There’s nothing wrong with profit…way

repeatedly…local security thugs beating him and his wife

I asked them, ‘Is that an order?’ And they said ‘Yes, it’s an order,'”

seemingly away….carved out a…career…investment banker

seemingly w…/w…

I would like to leave

leaders are obviously not…the same page

Other Chinese dissidents who came before the 40-year-old self-taught lawyer….online posts…blocked…reducing them to virtual

unrealistic demands about human rights standards

Thirty-six scheduled executions would translate into 72 kidneys and corneas divided among the regional hospitals

unknowns in their homeland

cartoon…blind man…walking into a black hole

But that did not change his future

tangle between two giants

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