China Postpones Trial of Family Rights Activist – Maureen Fan

From the Washington Post:

The trial of a blind rural lawyer, charged in what rights activists say is a politically motivated case, was postponed Thursday, and a group of his supporters was assaulted by unknown assailants outside the courthouse.

As many as 200 people traveled to China’s eastern Shandong province to support Chen Guangcheng, whose exposure of forced abortions and sterilizations embarrassed local officials and shed unwelcome light on the government’s family planning policies. [Full text]

See also the New York Times reporting on the trial. For more background on the case, see this previous CDT post.

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