Chen’s Nephew Gets Manslaughter Charge

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng may be safe, but his family is still being targeted by the government. The activist’s nephew Chen Kegui has been charged with voluntary manslaughter for wielding a meat cleaver at authorities who broke into his home while searching for his uncle. His lawyers say he acted in self-defense and only wounded the intruders, but local officials are reportedly pressuring them to drop their case. One member of his defense team told The Guardian that he was supposed to visit his client on Thursday, but couldn’t because his lawyer’s license had been revoked. Chen’s nephew faces at least 10 years in prison and a possible death sentence.