2012-05-18 13:34:19

Family Denied Lawyer Choice by China

A handout photo shows Chen Guangfu (L), elder brother of blind activist Chen Guangcheng and father of Chen Kegui, posing with Guo Yushan (R), a Beijing-based researcher and rights activist, during a meeting in Nanjing, Jiangsu province September 11, 2011. The nephew of blind activist Chen Guangcheng has been denied his family's choice of lawyers to defend a charge of "intentional homicide" in what one said was an attempt to manipulate a trial that has focused world attention on China's human rights. The decision by police in Yinan in northeastern Shandong province is the latest in a series of moves to deny Chen Kegui legal representation and underscores the hardline stance taken against the family of Chen Guangcheng.

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