Hospitalized dissident awaits permission to leave China

Dec 25 2013

The decision to turn a blind eye to the treatment of Chen (C) backfired with his very public flight to the embassyBEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng remained largely out of contact in a Beijing hospital on Sunday as diplomats kept up contacts with authorities over how he might leave China and travel to study in the United States. Chen arrived at the Chaoyang Hospital last week from the U.S. embassy, where he had taken refuge after a dramatic escape from 19 months under house arrest in his home village. The fate of the blind, 40-year old activist over-shadowed a visit to Beijing last week by U.S. …

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