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Did the   Obama  administration abandon Chen   Guangcheng?

Hotair ^ | 05/02/2012 | Ed Morrissey


The story of Chinese democracy activist Chen Guangcheng took a  bizarre  turn  this morning. The dissident escaped house arrest and  ended up at the  US embassy  in Beijing, with an injury to his foot in  the escape. The US  then announced that  they had negotiated safe  passage to a hospital with  the Chinese government,  where Chen could  be reunited with his family. However, the AP reported a few minutes agothat  the  US  told him that if he didn't leave, the Beijing government  would beat his  wife to  death ... and now he fears for his  life:

Blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng says a U.S. official told  him that   Chinese authorities threatened to beat his wife to death  had be not left  the  American Embassy.

Speaking by phone from his hospital room in Beijing on  Wednesday night,  a  shaken Chen told The Associated Press that U.S.  officials relayed the  threat  from the Chinese side.

Chen, who fled to the embassy six day ago, left under an  agreement in  which  he would receive medical care, be reunited with  his family and  allowed to attend  university in a safe place. He says  he now fears for his  safety and wants to   leave.

Here was the story earlier today, from LifeNews and an earlier report from the AP:

In a new deal between the United States and China, Chen has  left to a  local  hospital and is reportedly under American  protection, as U.S  officials have  guaranteed his safety. U.S.  Ambassador Gary Locke escorted  Chen, according to an  AP report, to  the Chaoyang Hospital and, on the way  there, Chen called his  lawyer,  Li Jinsong, who said Chen told him: “‘I’m  free. I’ve received clear   assurances.’” …


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As part of the agreement that ended the fraught,  behind-the-scenes standoff, U.S. officials said China agreed to let Mr. Chen  receive a medical checkup and be reunited with his family at the hospital; his  wife and two children joined him there Wednesday afternoon. He would then be  relocated to a safe place in China where he could study at university — all  demands activists said Mr. Chen had raised.

Clinton, in a statement, said Mr. Chen’s exit from the embassy “reflected  his  choices and our values” and said the U.S. would  monitor the assurances  Beijing  gave. “Making these commitments a  reality is the next crucial  task,” she  said.

It doesn’t sound as though Chen feels particularly “free” at  the  moment. Did the Obama administration sell out Chen to  the Beijing  government? If  so, that sends a chilling message to  democracy activists  and dissidents around  the world about American  commitment to freedom, and  Obama’s own insistence that  he would be  on the side of freedom-loving  activists.


Obama  Kowtow  to Chinese  Leaders

What a sickening disgrace. How utterly  typical  of 0bama. Another kowtow to a communist.

How about telling the ChiComs that Chen and  his  wife  and any kids are leaving, that they have US diplomatic  immunity and  any  reprisals against Chen's extended family will be  will be met with  severe  repercussions for US-China  relations?

How much courage would it take to do  that?

Apparently more than exists in the Zero WH and the  State   Dept.

These people make me  sick.


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Young Chinese  heroine kidnapped for helping Chen flee: advocate

Life Site News ^ | May 2, 2012 | KATHLEEN GILBERT



He Peirong

BEIJING, May 2, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - He Peirong is a  beautiful, petite Chinese woman friends describe as having a “spine of steel” - one that proved an immense benefit to her friend, human rights activist Chen  Guangcheng, whose bid for freedom she spearheaded.

But the young woman’s fate is now dangerously unknown,  as she disappeared immediately after the last leg of her effort to get the  forced-abortion opponent out of the government’s reach and into the U.S. Embassy  last week.

Advocates say she has likely  been kidnapped by Chinese officials, who are infamous for their brutal torture  methods against those who defy the Communist regime.

Telling from Chen’s own treatment - which involved  severe beatings, starvation, and imprisonment in his home for the past 19 months  despite being officially charged with no crime - the lack of contact from He  Peirong is highly alarming to advocates overseas.

Reggie Littlejohn of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, a  U.S.-based advocacy group against forced abortions in China with deep  connections to Chen’s community, said that Peirong has already suffered beatings  and jailing for her efforts several times. But the success of the Embassy escape  is likely to especially anger Chinese officials, as Littlejohn says it came  about even while the Communisty Party was “clamp[ing] down on him as hard as it  could.”


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Somehow, Peirong managed to get Chen past 66 guards working in three shifts - 22 guards every eight hours - outside his house.  The village itself was sealed by another set of guards, and Chen, on top of being blind, seriously sick, and injured from beatings, had his phone, computer and television confiscated, cutting him off from the outside world.

“According to Peirong, Chen spent months on his back, pretending to be near death, so that his guards would relax their vigilance,” Littlejohn said. “Then on April 22, with exquisite timing, he scaled a wall and ran for his life, taking several wrong turns and falling into a river because of his blindness.

“Peirong drove 20 hours to meet Chen and fooled the village guards into letting her in.  She disguised herself as a courier. Then she drove Chen another eight hours - still wet from his fall in the river - to safety in Beijing.

“Their plan was so masterfully executed that the authorities did not realize Chen was gone for four days.”

But as soon as the plan was realized, Littlejohn said the reprisals began: the Communists violently detained Chen’s older brother and nephew, and his wife, children and mother, who have not been heard from, are also considered at risk.

Meanwhile, Littlejohn says as news broke of the escape she contacted Peirong, who said she was worried for her own safety. Hours later, she had vanished.

“At about 5:00 a.m. Dublin time, I skyped Peirong one last time and she did not answer. She had been detained, and no one has heard from her since,” said Littlejohn.

“We don’t know if Peirong is being tortured or whether her detention will last days, months or years.”

Littlejohn urged those concerned for Chen’s fate not to forget his rescuer.

“In pressing for Chen’s freedom, let us also press for the freedom of his rescuer, He Peirong, a hero in her own right,” said Littlejohn.

“She stood up for Chen during his time of greatest need.  The least we can do is stand by her as she pays a terrible price for her courage.”