Wednesday, May 16, 2012

ChinaAid News Flash: Chinese Officials Start Paperwork for Blind Legal Activist Chen Guangcheng to Leave China

China Aid Association

(Beijing—May 16, 2012). Less than 24 hours after a Congressional hearing on the plight of Chen Guangcheng, during which the blind activist and lawyer was able to speak directly to the hearing, Chinese officials visited Chen at his Beijing hospital room on Wednesday to deliver the forms needed to apply for a passport to leave the country.

The officials from the Shandong Provincial Public Security Department also collected the passport fees for Chen and his family of four and said their passports would be issued within 15 days.

ChinaAid’s founder and president Bob Fu believes the progress on Wednesday toward bringing Chen and his wife and two children to the United States was directly the result of Tuesday’s hearing of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health & Human Rights on “Chen Guangcheng: His Case, Cause, Family, and Those Who are Helping Him.”

Fu also expressed appreciation for the Shandong Public Security Department for handling Chen’s exit procedures according to the law.

ChinaAid looks forward to the early arrival of the Chen family to the United States so that he can rest and pursue further studies, and calls on the whole world to continue to follow the developments in the situation of Chen’s relatives in Shandong, where their safety is at risk, particularly Chen’s nephew, Chen Kegui, who is currently facing retaliatory criminal penalties.

photo (4)[2]Chen Guangcheng Family[2]

 


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3 comments:

This is good news! Let's hope Mr. Chen stays the course and isn't tempted to delay due to the mistreatment of those who helped him. There's nothing he can do for them in China that he can't do here in the States. I wish him the best in his new life here.

Finally! What an answer to prayer! And thank You, Lord!

Thank you, also, to Brother Fu and China Aid for all the assistance----it is an amazing story that will bring about many other vital changes, also, we pray.

---The Rhoades Family

Thank you Bob. Good job. Hope Mr Chen can go to US ASAP and enjoy his new freedom.

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