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Chinese Activist's Brother Flees Guarded Village

25 May 2012

The brother of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has fled his closely guarded village to seek legal advice on how to protect his son from criminal charges laid by local officials. Chen is now in the US after seeking the protection of American diplomats in Beijing last month, but his supporters say the legal activist’s extended family in Shandong Province faces a continued crackdown. His nephew, Chen Kegui, has been arrested and accused of attempted murder during a clash last month with local officials who burst into his home looking for Chen after his escape.—AP