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US: blind activist in medical care, to see family
A US official says Chen Guangcheng in Beijing medical facility, to be reunited with family.
By The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) ' A senior U.S. official says blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng is in a Beijing medical facility and will be reunited with his family.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not give additional details on Chen's whereabouts or condition Wednesday.

Chen, who ran afoul of local government officials for exposing forced abortions and other abuses, escaped from a house arrest late last month and was believed to have been in Beijing under U.S. protection.

The Chinese government's news service, Xinhua, reports that Chen left the U.S. Embassy after staying there for six days.

His flight into U.S. hands had handed Washington and Beijing a delicate human rights crisis at a time they are trying to shore up shaky relations.

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