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Chen Makes Dramatic Phone Appeal to US Lawmakers

Thursday, 03 May 2012 04:56 PM

 

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Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangchen made a dramatic telephone appeal to come to the United States in a call broadcast live to a U.S. congressional hearing on Thursday.

"I want to come to the U.S. to rest. I have not had a rest in 10 years," Chen said, his comments made on a mobile telephone that was held up to a microphone at the hearing. "I'm concerned most right now with the safety of my mother and brothers. I really want to know what's going on with them."

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