Chen Guangcheng called while I was being interviewed on Voice of America today! I didn’t think he even knew who I was, but he thanked me personally, saying “I would like to thank you for your attention and all the things you have done for such a long time . . . I want to thank all the people who have helped me. Through their help, I can see that this world is a good one.” Chen also said that he is feeling better physically, but that there has been no progress in applying for travel documents from the Chinese government. In addition, he is extremely concerned about his nephew, Chen Kegui, who was beaten for hours with logs and who was still bleeding three hours after the beating ended. Chen Kegui has been charged with intent to murder, even though no one died when Kegui defended himself with knives as cadres violently entered his home and beat his father.
Chen’s call begins at 5:00 and ends at 13:30 on the link below.