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Chinese Activist Arrives Home After 3 Months at Tokyo Airport བོད་སྐད།


A Chinese human rights activist is back home after spending the past three months living in a Japanese airport terminal.

Feng Zhenghu arrived in Shanghai on Friday after Chinese authorities allowed him back in the country in time for the Chinese New Year on Sunday.

Feng left China in April after spending several weeks in detention for his activities. In November, he decided to camp out in the transit lounge of Tokyo's Narita International Airport in protest, after being blocked eight times from re-entering China.

Communicating to the outside world through his cellular phone and the online social networking site Twitter, Feng received food and other supplies from online supporters and airport passengers.

The 55-year-old had brought attention to himself through his dissident writings that supported student protests and accused local authorities of wrongdoing.

Speaking to reporters at his home in Shanghai, Feng vowed to continue his efforts to, in his words, "protect the human rights of the Chinese people."

Feng actually left the airport last week but had remained in Japan in order to visit relatives there.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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