Chinese blind lawyer and activist Chen Guangcheng flees house arrest

Chinese blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng has reportedly escaped from his well-guarded house in Dongshigu (Shandong) after more than a year of house arrest. Sources report he entered the US embassy in Beijing. He has put out a video on the Internet denouncing corruption, exposing abuses and expressing “extreme concern” about the consequences his flight may have for his family.

Ironical note: is his escape sponsored by Nike? Just do it?

(This video was published on Global Voices on April 27, 2012).

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