CHINA

FREED: CHINA’S BRAVEST DISSIDENT

Chen Guangcheng at Oxford Union

IMPRISONED

Chen Guangcheng was imprisoned by the Chinese authorities for his human rights work. His ‘crime’: helping victims of human rights abuses within China.

Against a background of show trials, censorship, abductions and mysterious deaths, and crackdowns on Christians, dissidents and others, Mr Chen’s bravery speaks for itself.

Time Magazine named him one of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’ in 2006.

Time Magazine article
Chen with postcard

OUR CAMPAIGN IN CHINA

Together with Lord Alton, we campaigned for Mr Chen when he was imprisoned by the Chinese authorities. Among other activities, Jubilee Campaign launched a postcard campaign pressing for his release, and thousands of cards were sent to the Chinese embassy.

HOW WE HELPED

We were delighted to welcome Mr Chen and his wife at Heathrow Airport on their release.

‘It was a privilege to be with Mr Chen, and I felt personally inspired by him’

Danny Smith

Chen Guangcheng and his wife Yuan Weijing with Joan and Danny Smith at Heathrow Airport.
Chen with Danny and Joan Smith
The Barefoot Lawyer book cover

THE CAMPAIGN CONTINUES

Together with Mr Chen, Danny Smith and Jubilee Campaign are developing a project dedicated to helping victims of human rights abuses within China Read Chen Guangcheng’s story in his own words: ‘The Barefoot Lawyer’

‘Insanely Inspiring’

Christopher Bale, actor