Amnesty International's Frank Jannuzi on the U.S.-China agreement to honor Chen's request to study abroad

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May 4, 2012

Amnesty International's Frank Jannuzi on the U.S.-China agreement to honor Chen's request to study abroad

Contact: Alex Edwards, aedwards@aiusa.org, 202-675-8761

In response to reports that the U.S. and Chinese governments have agreed to honor Chen Guangcheng's request to study abroad and bring his family with him, Amnesty International's head of the Washington office Frank Jannuzi said:

"In this case where the top diplomats of the world converged, a courageous blind advocate was the most far-sighted man in the room. Amnesty International continues to call on both governments to honor Chen and his family's wishes. We expect that Chen's desire to come to United States for convalescence and legal studies must be respected by all parties concerned. Amnesty International also urges the Chinese authorities to not take retributive actions against Chen's extended family and associates and to guarantee their safety."

To speak to Frank Jannuzi or for further information, please contact Alex Edwards at 202-675-8761 or aedwards@aiusa.org.