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#Chain 33 – Abortion Opponent Chen Reported Alive

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Chen Guangcheng – jailed for 4 years & 3 months for exposing 130,000 forced abortions & sterilisations.

Linyi County, China – Early in October an unconfirmed report said that blind activist Chen Guangcheng had died under house arrest. According to a reliable source, which told Women’s Rights without Frontiers but has requested anonymity, Chen is alive.

Also according to this source the treatment of Chen has improved which has been attributed to the fact that “Chen’s situation was exposed and received huge public attention.”

The “Chen Sunglasses Freedom” campaign continues inside & outside of China, posting photos of people wearing sunglasses in support of Chen.

The slight supposed improvement of Chen’s house arrest and the relief brought by the news he may still be alive is no reason to relax the campaign to free him.

Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women’s Rights without Frontiers, stated, “We are thrilled and relieved that Chen is alive and his health is improving.   This improved treatment demonstrates the power of the collaborative effort inside and outside China to raise the visibility of his case……(full report)

Adapted in support of the full report by Reggie Littlejohn – Women’s Rights without Frontiers

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#Chain 19 – A letter of hope? Petition for Chen Guangcheng

Slightly different from previous Chains – but just as important – we are asking supporters of the Great Translation Chain to translate a letter sent from the Jubilee Campaign demanding action, on behalf of the Women’s Rights without Frontiers, to free blind activist lawyer Chen Guangcheng who exposed the fact that there were 130,000 forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations in the Linyi County of China in 2005.

Unfortunately recent reports concerning Chen are not very positive; however this makes the job of awareness raising through translation all the more important.

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