Well known Chinese Dissident Chen Guangcheng has escaped his house arrest in the Shandong province and is at the US Embassy in Beijing according to fellow dissidents who helped him escape. Mr. Guangcheng is blind and was released on house arresting from his four year prison sentence for protesting government human rights abuses.
Chen has made three demands:
1- Premier Wen investigate and prosecute local officials Mr Chen says beat up his family members
2- The safety of his family be ensured
3- Corruption in general in China be dealt with and punished according to the law