Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Calls to Free Blind China Human Rights Atty Chen Guangcheng...Supporters Videos Posted Online

Blind China Human Rights Atty Chen Guangcheng was released from prison last year and has since been held under tight house arrest, during which both he and his wife Yuan Weijing, have endured beatings and their young child, has been prohibited from attending school.

On the 18 June, I wrote here that a smuggled letter out of China, describes the abuses inflicted upon the young couple at the hands of local authorities during their long and ongoing house arrest.

Chinese human rights activists that have attempted to visit Chen and his family, have been forcibly prevented from entering his village and in some cases beaten.

Activists have campaigned for better treatment of Chen, which has included a call for supporters to submit video appeals that had been posted on YouKu but removed.

Many of the videos have now been uploaded on YouTube, five of them may be seen here additional videos are available here in Chinese.