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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Rebel of the Week: Chen Guangcheng, the Blind Chinese Activist Who Escaped From 90 Guards

By: Wes Messamore

Last week, Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese human rights activist and lawyer made a daring escape from his captors while under house arrest during a year-long illegal detention and made a video exposing the cruel treatment he and his family suffered, which included severe beatings and broken bones.

The amazing thing about Guangcheng’s escape– is that he’s blind. Not only that, but in an escape that one prominent Chinese activist called “a real Chinese version of The Shawshank Redemption,” the blind Chinese lawyer managed to evade the 90 guards who have surrounded his village home for over a year and get through eight separate security checks on his way to freedom and hiding at an undisclosed location in Beijing! He says he did it by using this blindness to his advantage…

at The Silver Underground.

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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