Chen Guangcheng to US Congress: 'I fear for my family'
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has telephoned a US congressional hearing to plead for help in his attempts to leave China with his family.
The activist, currently in a Beijing hospital sealed off by Chinese police, said he wanted to go to the US for a "rest".
Through the translation of supporter Bob Fu, he said he worried about the safety of his family and hoped Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could help him further.
04 May 2012
- From the section US & Canada