Chinese Authorities Seize Population Control Activist – Philip P. Pan

From the Washington Post:

Local authorities on Tuesday seized a rural activist who has been leading a high-profile legal campaign against the use of and abortion in China, apparently trying to prevent him from speaking about abuses in his hometown with senior government officials who had expressed support for his cause.

The detention of Chen Guangcheng, 34, a peasant who has been preparing a class-action lawsuit challenging -control abuses in the eastern Chinese of Linyi, occurred a few days after he arrived in Beijing for meetings with and journalists and just as the Chinese government opened an international legal conference here.

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