6-6-2012By Marc Jayson Climaco
New Media Content Specialist
Last week, Human Rights First and our friends sent Secretary Hillary Clinton a letter urging her to make human rights a priority in U.S.-China diplomacy.
For someone like the self-trained lawyer Chen Guangcheng, your support means a lot. Weeks after his brave escape from the Chinese authorities, Mr. Chen’s family and friends continue to be harassed and threatened by the Chinese government. His nephew is unable to even meet with his own lawyer.
Now safe in New York, Mr. Chen plans to continue his human rights advocacy while studying law and remains committed to challenging repression in China through the legal system.
Help us welcome Chen Guangcheng to the United States by sending him a note of support via the comments section below. We will hand deliver your messages along with a welcome basket.
Mr. Chen’s bravery brought attention to the struggles of lawyers and activists in China and inspired people everywhere.
Hop on our welcome wagon and send Mr. Chen a personal note. Write your message below along with your name, city, and state.