Wife of blind Chinese Activist Allowed to See Him for First Time in Almost a Year – Audra Ang

From AP:

The wife of a blind Chinese activist who was jailed after he documented cases of forced abortions was reunited with her husband Thursday for a 10-minute visit, the first such meeting since he was detained a year ago.

Yuan Weijing said she saw Chen Guangcheng at a prison in Shandong province, hugging him briefly and discussing his health as three policemen stood by watching. Chen’s mother and the couple’s two young children accompanied Yuan.

“He looked like he was in good spirits when I saw him,” Yuan said in a telephone interview. “I felt so happy because he looked better than I expected.”[Full Text]

March 1, 2007 5:00 PM
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