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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.

Wednesday, 12 December, 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

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