October 5, 2005

THE PRC FINDS ITS WEIGHT CLASS:

China abortion activist 'beaten' (BBC, 10/05/05)

A blind Chinese activist who raised concerns about forced abortion and sterilisation in Shandong province has been beaten up, media reports said.

Chen Guangcheng, 34, was attacked on Tuesday by a group of men, according to lawyers who spoke to Western media. [...]

Mr Chen was left bleeding on the street after the attack, according to Radio Free Asia.

"Chen Guangcheng was bleeding from several cuts and injuries to his arms, and also sustained an injury to his leg," a villager surnamed Chen told RFA.

Residents told RFA that Mr Chen's attackers were local officials, and that the visiting lawyers were also assaulted.


Posted by Orrin Judd at October 5, 2005 8:57 AM
Comments

The folks at NARAL headquarters must be insanely jealous. If only they could deal as forthrightly with the "anti-choicers" on this side of the pond!

Posted by: Mike Morley at October 5, 2005 10:05 AM

This is akin to euthanasia. I for one am totally uninterested in Chinese Boy Scouts.

Posted by: obc at October 5, 2005 11:49 AM

The blind beating the blind.

Posted by: Barry Meislin at October 5, 2005 1:35 PM

"beaten"? BBC is vile.

Posted by: Luciferous at October 5, 2005 4:58 PM

The blind beating the "blind".

Posted by: jdkelly at October 5, 2005 7:21 PM
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