By Kirsten Anderson and John Jalsevac Editor’s note. This appeared Friday at lifesitenews.com. NEW YORK CITY– A leading human rights activist and one of the country’s top pro-life congressmen are calling for an investigation after New York University (NYU) abruptly ordered blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng to leave their campus. Congressman Chris Smith …Continue reading "Chen Guangcheng abruptly ordered to leave NY University: human rights leaders call for investigation"
By Bob Fu Editor’s note. Chen Kegui is the nephew of Chen Guangcheng, the blind human rights activist who exposed a program of forced abortion and sterilization in Shandong, China. Chen Guangcheng was imprisoned and eventually was allowed to come to the United States. On Monday, May 20th, European Parliament’s President Schulz met at the …Continue reading "The President of European Parliament issued a statement warning the Chinese government to immediately stop the retaliation and harassment of Chen Guangcheng’s family"
By Wesley J. Smith The Guardian is reporting that Chen Kegui, the nephew of anti-forced abortion activist Chen Guangcheng, has appendicitis and is being denied surgery. From the story: “Chen Kegui, whose activist uncle fled house arrest last year, is said to need life-saving appendicitis operation. Supporters and relatives fear for the life of the …Continue reading "China to Allow Chen Nephew to Die of Appendicitis?"
Chen’s daring 2012 escape & live call into Smith’s hearing made international headlines; Forced Abortion Condemned at Hearing Editor’s note. The following excerpts are taken from information provided by the office of pro-life Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) ________________ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Blind human rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng, known for his daring night-time escape from Chinese …Continue reading "Blind Activist Chen Testifies Before Congress for 1st Time"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a post at Wesley’s great blog. The Chinese anti-forced abortion legal activist, Chen Guangcheng, made international headlines last year when he escaped house arrest and fled to the United States Embassy in Beijing—this despite being legally blind. Chen was allowed to leave the country …Continue reading "The Persecution of Chen Guangcheng"
By John Jalsevac Editor’s note. This appeared Friday at www.lifesitenews.com/news/chen-guangchengs-nephew-sentenced-to-three-years-in-prison The nephew of Chen Guangcheng has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for defending himself against government agents who invaded his house in the middle of the night searching for his uncle, after his uncle’s escape from house arrest. In late April, …Continue reading "Chen Guangcheng’s nephew sentenced to three years in prison"
By Dave Andrusko GQ [Gentleman’s Quarterly] is not the first place you’d expect to find pro-life human right activist Chen Guangcheng profiled sympathetically, let alone given the designation “Rebel of the Year 2012.” But you take what you can get and the article by John B. Thompson is terrific. Thompson cuts right to the chase …Continue reading "Chen Guangcheng: “I think I protect the rights of unborn children, the rights of women, and the rights of any citizen”"
New York. On Thursday actor Christian Bale presented blind forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng with an award at the annual gala of Human Rights First. In December 2011, while Chen was still in China under house arrest, Bale attempted to visit Chen but was roughed up by thugs, who prevented him from visiting Chen’s village. …Continue reading "Christian Bale Honors Blind Activist Chen Guangcheng, Denounces Forced Abortion in China"
By Dave Andrusko More than a few of our NRL News Today readers have written to ask what future I anticipated for Chen Guangcheng, the blind pro-life human rights Chinese activist. You’ll recall that Chen garnered international attention in 2005 when he exposed how local officials were forcing women to undergo abortions and sterilizations to …Continue reading "Chen Guangcheng Asks American Company to take a more outspoken role against China’s “One Child” Policy"
By Dave Andrusko Chinese pro-life human rights activist Chen Guangcheng met yesterday with Congressional leaders, expressing doubts that the investigation the Chinese government promised into the abuses he and his family had suffered in China had even begun and renewed concern about the fate of his nephew. After a harrowing journey that included four years …Continue reading "Chen Guangcheng, who exposed China’s policy of forced abortions, meets with Congressional leaders"
By Reggie Littlejohn Editor’s note. The following is the testimony of Reggie Littlejohn, President, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, at a hearing of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights. This was delivered while the fate of Chen and his wife and children was still very much in doubt. …Continue reading "Chinese Communist Repression Against the Supporters of Chen Guangcheng: He Peirong and Jiang Tianyong"
By Dave Andrusko Even as he is focuses on the safety of family members who remain in China and his own physical and emotional recovery, pro-life human rights activist Chen Guangcheng is preparing to address the prestigious Council on Foreign Affairs on Thursday. Chen will be alongside New York University law professor Jerome Cohen, his …Continue reading "Chen Guangcheng to address Council on Foreign Relations"