Chen’s Brother Flees Village

    NEW YORK - MAY 19:  Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng makes remarks to the media, while standing beside NYU professor Jemore Cohen,  upon arriving on the campus of New York University on May 19, 2012 in New York City. China allowed the activist to leave a hospital in Beijing and board a plane for the U.S., a move that could signal the end of a diplomatic standoff between the two countries. (Photo by Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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    The brother of Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese activist who fled house arrest last month in a daring escape that captured international attention, has escaped from the same guarded village as his brother and is reportedly in Beijing. The brother, Chen Guangfu, said he traveled to Beijing on behalf of his son, who has been accused of manslaughter and is in Chinese custody. A Beijing lawyer said Chen Guangfu is legally a free man, but has been prevented from leaving his village. Chen Guangcheng, meanwhile, arrived in New York on Sunday, but said he is still worried about retribution for the members of his family who remain in China.

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