As I mentioned the other day, there are reports that Chen Guangcheng has died — that they have at last killed him. By “they,” I mean the Chinese Communist Party. Chen is the blind legal activist who has drawn attention to the horror of forced abortion and sterilization. The Chinese state has punished him in the usual ways.
If you have four minutes, please watch a video found here. It comes from Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, and its president, Reggie Littlejohn. The video tells the story of Chen, and asks us to sign a petition in support of him.
Admirers of Chen call him one of the great heroes in the world today. I am certainly one such admirer.