Monday, September 5, 2011

Chinese treatment of blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng

I have blogged (most recently on 10 February 2011) about the blind Chinese lawyer, Chen Guangcheng and his treatment on the part of the Chinese authorities.  
Pro-life now report that Chen and his wife are being transferred to a small prison ‘built specifically for them’.   The building ‘basically amounts to a jail’ so that the authorities can ‘keep tighter controls on them.’ 
The couple’s young son is living with relatives, and they are also being separated from their little five-year-old daughter. 
The report states that: ‘Chen was arrested in 2006 for exposing evidence that 130,000 forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations were performed on women in Linyi County, Shandong Province, in a single year.  Time Magazine named him one of “2006’s Top 100 People Who Shape Our World”.  Chen spent four years in prison.  Since his release, he continues under house arrest.  He and his wife have been beaten repeatedly and denied medical treatment.’

Why do we not hear more about this latest unjust treatment of this protector of unborn children and their mothers, in the world’s media?