"I believe that Wang Lihong has not committed any crime," said Ai Xiaoming, a Guangzhou-based feminist scholar who helped set up a blog calling for Ms. Wang's release. "She is someone who has emerged from the Internet era ... to become an organizer of citizen action."
"There are many people now drinking toasts to him for the way he broke through his captivity, his difficulties, and pursued freedom," Ms. Ai said. "It's what we all want for ourselves in our hearts. Chen Guangcheng is an example to us. If a blind person can break out of the darkness to freedom, then everyone can."