1. Outspoken

    Chinese Dissident: Prosecute Officials

    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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    Blind activist lawyer Chen Guangcheng, who arrived in the U.S. this week after tense diplomatic negotiations with China for him to leave the country, pushed on Thursday for local officials who he say harassed and abused him and his family to be prosecuted. Chen said that authorities should “promptly investigate and prosecute those lawless” officials for who were responsible for holding him while he was held under what he calls “illegal detention.” The treatment that he and his family received, Chen told Reuters, was “entirely against Chinese law, saying, “What’s wrong with me going outside?”

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