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Activist: China persecuting family

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The Chinese human rights activist at the center of a diplomatic crisis a year ago on Tuesday accused Beijing of reneging on the agreement that freed him and urged the United States to intervene. 

Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese human rights activist, speaks during an interview with AFP, April 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. Chen accused Beijing of reneging on the agreement that freed him and urged the United States to intervene.

Chen Guangcheng, a blind self-taught lawyer who infuriated authorities by exposing forced abortions, dramatically escaped house arrest in April 2012 by scaling the walls of his home and taking a getaway car to the US embassy.

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