Chen Guangcheng's Elder Brother Chen Guangfu was Violently Beaten

China Aid Association

(MENGYIN COUNTY, Shandong — May 9, 2013)  ChinaAid learned from the blind self taught lawyer Chen Guangcheng that his elder brother Chen Guangfu was beaten violently by two plain clothed young men this morning on May 9, 2013. According to Mr. Chen Guangcheng who called Rev. Bob Fu right after the incident happened, at around 9:50am Beijing Time, his elder brother Chen Guangfu was riding his motor bike on a road at Duozhuang town, Mengyin county which is about 2 miles away from his home, a black car without plate forcefully drove in front of Mr. Chen’s motor bike and stopped him. Then two young men walked out of the car and started violently beating up Mr. Chen repeatedly without saying anything. According to Mr. Chen, the two men, in their 20s, are well trained who do not look like farmers. After beating up Mr. Chen, the two also ruined Mr. Chen’s motor bike. Mr. Chen was found not severely injured though his head was hit hard by the two men.  The incident happened right next to a police station of Duozhuo town, Mengyin county.

Mr. Chen then immediately reported to the police but so far the police has not taken any further actions. Mr. Chen said he estimated the attackers’ car was about 2 miles away when the police came to the scene.

"This is certainly a further sign of escalated retaliation campaign against activist Mr. Chen Guangcheng by the Chinese government," said Bob Fu, "To employ mafia style actions in order to silent a fellow citizen’s voice represents a new low for China’s leaders. It is time for President Obama to immediately intervene with this worsening situation. The US leaders and international community should hold the Chinese top leaders accountable for their miserable failure to deliver its own solemn public international commitment that was made a year ago to both Mr. Chen and Mr. Obama, which was to protect the safety and civil rights of Mr. Chen’s family members and investigate years’ of abuses and torture to Mr. Chen, his wife and other family members. "

According to Mr. Chen Guangcheng, since this April 18, a number of incidents of attacks against his family members have already occurred. Credible evidence shows that the government has launched this new wave of systematic retaliation campaign against his nephew, his three brothers, his aged mother and their private properties in order to force Mr. Chen to be silent on the human rights abuses in China.

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