Activist urges U.S. to push China

Associated Press
In this image made from video, blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng is seen on a video posted to YouTube Friday, April 27, 2012 by overseas Chinese news site Boxun.com.  "I am now free. But my worries have not ended yet," Chen said in the video that was recorded this week and that activists sent Friday to Boxun.com. Speaking to a camera in a room with an off-white curtain drawn behind him, Chen said, "My escape might ignite a violent revenge against my family." (AP Photo/Boxun.com)

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Blind Chinese rights activist Chen Guangcheng urged the United States on Thursday, May 31, to "try harder" to promote rule of law in his homeland as he described his brother and nephew being so badly beaten in an attack he blamed on local officials that thick axe handles being used as weapons broke.

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