The Activists and Friends Now Also at Risk

By Niharika Mandhana | May 3, 2012 | 2

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Team Chen Guangcheng: The Activists and Friends Now Also at Risk

Following the dramatic escape (cuộc đào thoát đầy kịch tính) of blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng (Trương Quang Thành) to the U.S. embassy this week, meet Chen’s colleagues and supporters who are now in danger of being caught up in Beijing’s dragnet (cuộc lùng bắt người của Bắc Kinh)


Kin Cheung / AP

Pro-democracy protesters hold images of Chen Guangcheng with his family and of Chinese activist He Peirong, right, outside China’s Liaison Office (Văn phòng Liên lạ) in Hong Kong on Monday, April 30, 2012 {Kin Cheung / AP}

A rights activist (nhà tranh đấu cho nhân quyền) from Nanjing (Nam Kinh), He Peirong was among the first to break the news () of Chen Guangcheng’s escape from house arrest. She secretly drove a wet and wounded Chen to Beijing, where he remained in hiding before entering the U.S. embassy. He (Cô Hồ), who also goes by her English name, Pearl, has been at the forefront of (người đứng đầu sóng ngọn gió) the campaign against the extrajudicial incarceration () of Chen and his family — a risky endeavor (một công việc đầy rủi ro) that has exposed her to threats and beatings (đe dọa và đánh đập). But in helping Chen obtain freedom, she may have lost her own. He has been missing since Friday; activists say she has been detained by Chinese authorities (nhà cầm quyền Trung Quốc).


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