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Chinese Blind Activist Under House Arrest


A leading Chinese activist complains in a new Internet video that he and his wife are confined to his house and are kept under constant surveillance.

The video appeared Thursday on YouTube, providing the first information on blind activist Chen Guangcheng since he was released from prison in September.

Chen was jailed in 2006 after accusing officials of forcing thousands of women to have late-term abortions or undergo sterilization.

The hour-long video was posted by the American rights group China Aid.

In the video, Chen complains about months of 24-hour surveillance. He says "I've come out of a small jail and entered a bigger one."

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