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Old May 2, '12, 9:55 am
juliee juliee is offline
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Default China Threatened to Kill Chen Guangcheng’s Wife to Secure Deal

China Threatened to Kill Chen Guangcheng’s Wife to Secure Deal

Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese forced abortion opponent, was reportedly pressured to leave the U.S. Embassy and accept the deal the United States struck with China to release Chen from its temporary protection. Now, Chen reportedly wants to leave China with his family, as he is worried about their safety.
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Old May 2, '12, 11:57 am
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Default Re: China Threatened to Kill Chen Guangcheng’s Wife to Secure Deal

To make matters worse, appears the administration pressured Chen to leave the embassy.

"Report: U.S. Pressured Chinese Dissident to Leave Embassy"


Disgraceful beyond words:

Speaking by phone from his hospital room in Beijing on Wednesday night, a shaken Chen Guangcheng told the Associated Press that U.S. officials relayed the threat from the Chinese side.

Chen, who fled to the embassy six day ago, left under an agreement in which he would receive medical care, be reunited with his family and allowed to attend university in a safe place. He says he now fears for his safety and wants to leave.

A U.S. official denies knowledge of the threat, but says Chen was told his family would be sent back home if he stayed in the embassy.

The news that blind activist lawyer Chen Guangcheng had left the U.S. embassy on his own volition came as a shock this morning. It now appears that it wasn’t the whole story. Why would Chen and his supporters have taken the risks they took in exchange for an “agreement” with the Chinese government that doesn’t guarantee his safety, or the safety of those who helped him escape?

As the Washington Free Beacon reported yesterday, this isn’t the first time the Obama administration has turned away a Chinese dissident seeking shelter at the U.S. embassy. And last time it happened, the story did not have a happy ending:...
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Old May 2, '12, 12:13 pm
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Default Re: China Threatened to Kill Chen Guangcheng’s Wife to Secure Deal

I wonder what it would take for him to be able to leave and become an American citizen....I can't imagine spending the rest of my life worrying if the government was going to kill me or my family every time I walked past a dark corner or locked my doors at night.
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Old May 3, '12, 8:12 pm
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I am praying that he and his family get asylum. He was very brave to get information out about China's forced abortions and the Chinese government is doing their best to get rid of him without making him a martyr.
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