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Activists' families targeted in harassment campaign

Chen Guangcheng

The elder brother of blind activist Chen Guangcheng was woken when a torrent of rocks, bricks and beer bottles flew into his family's courtyard, smashing roof tiles and windows.

Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 6:12am 4 comments

Chen Guangcheng's brother beaten in latest apparent revenge attack on family

Chen Guangfu, the eldest brother of activist Chen Guangcheng, was attacked by thugs on Thursday. Photo: AP

The elder brother of exiled blind activist Chen Guangcheng was beaten by two unidentified men yesterday morning, the latest in a string of mysterious attacks on the family in the past few weeks.

10 May 2013 - 5:13am

Chen Guangcheng's family harassed, nephew denied medical treatment in jail

Chen Kegui. Photo: Reuters

The imprisoned nephew of exiled human rights activist Chen Guangcheng is suffering from appendicitis but being denied medical parole, his father said, in seemingly the latest punishment by authorities against the family.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Lawyer for Chinese activist nephew can’t visit him

A lawyer for the imprisoned nephew of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng says his legal team will likely miss Thursday’s deadline to file an appeal because authorities have denied their requests to meet with him.

12 Dec 2012 - 5:00pm

China dissident brands nephew’s conviction ‘revenge’

Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng. Photo: EPA

Chinese blind activist Chen Guangcheng said in a video released on Sunday that a three-year jail sentence handed to his nephew was “revenge” for his dramatic escape to the US embassy earlier this year.

3 Dec 2012 - 2:26pm 1 comment

Dissident lawyer Chen Guangcheng's nephew jailed

Chinese civil rights activist Chen Guangcheng speaks during a press conference in the Rayburn Room of the US Capitol in Washington on August 1, 2012. Photo: EPA

The nephew of blind Chinese lawyer Chen Guangcheng was jailed for three years on Friday for attacking officials who descended on his village after the dissident fled to the US embassy.

30 Nov 2012 - 9:20pm

Police block supporters of blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng

Activist Chen Guangcheng (centre) receives the Human Rights First prize in New York last week. Photo: AP

Police in east China blocked a group of women in Shandong province from congratulating the family of rights activist Chen Guangcheng after the blind lawyer was awarded a US human rights prize, an organiser said on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am