Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Human rights attorney speaks out

Blind activist appeals to U.S. over China's human rights abuses
U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, right, holds the hand of blind activist Chen Guangcheng as they talk in Beijing in May 2012. CNS photo / U.S. Embassy Beijing Press Office handout via Reuters.
Catholic News Agency has a story about blind Chinese human rights activist and lawyer Chen Guangcheng criticizing China for its human rights abuses and asking that the United States hold the country responsible for its actions.

During an April 9 testimony using a translator before a U.S. House subcommittee, Chen told legislators, "We cannot continue to tolerate the Chinese Communist authorities continuing to go back on their words and deceiving the international community at will."

The activist described the persecution he suffered at the hands of the Chinese government for litigating against its widespread human rights abuses.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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