China Block On Wife Of Activist – BBC News

_44076990_yuan203afp.jpg From BBC News:

The wife of a jailed activist in China has been prevented from leaving the country to pick up an award on his behalf, friends say. Weijing had been due to travel to the Philippines to collect a human rights award for her husband, Chen Guangcheng , who was jailed last year.

But fellow say the Chinese authorities revoked her passport and stopped her boarding the flight. Chen Guangcheng was jailed for damaging property and disrupting traffic. [Full Text]

Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚), otherwise known as the Lawyer, raised government hackles last year with his exposure of and other abuses of policies in Shandong Province.

See also the article and video clip from the .

[Image: Yuan Weijing was detained at the airport, her friends say, from AFP.]

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