Blind Chinese human rights activist
plans London visit
Human rights and pro-life campaigners have launched an urgent appeal to find the money to bring blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng to London later this month (May 2013) to meet senior Parliamentarians and Government Ministers. A fundraising page has been launched by Right to Life Trustee, Chris Whitehouse.
Chen Guangcheng: self-taught lawyer and human rights activist
Intimidated, beaten, arrested and imprisoned, Chen Guangcheng, although blind from birth, is a self-taught lawyer and human rights activist who has challenged the brutal practices of forced abortion and compulsory sterilisation of women in China. He escaped house arrest, fled to the American Embassy in Bejing and was eventually permitted to fly to the USA with his wife and children. He is coming to London to meet senior politicians and will call for international action to press the Chinese Government to end these barbaric practices.
To read more about Chen and his visit to London, click here.
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