11-30-2012By Marc Jayson Climaco
New Media Content Specialist
This week’s FirstCast covers the story of the blind “barefoot” lawyer Chen Guangcheng. We honored him with the 2012 Human Rights First Award for his lifelong work fighting for the rule of law in China. Oscar-winning actor Christian Bale called him a “giant among men” as he presented the award.
Although Chen is now safe in New York, he continues to fear for his family in China–especially his nephew Chen Kegui who has just been sentenced to three years in prison for self-defense. Chinese officials stormed into Kegui’s home and started beating him, his mother, and father.
Tell Secretary Clinton to help Chen’s nephew in China!