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Blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng is wheeled into a hospital by U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke (right) in Beijing on Wednesday. State Department legal adviser Harold Koh (left) helps the Chinese activist. Mr. Chen escaped from illegal house arrest and other mistreatment in his rural town, placing himself under the protection of U.S. diplomats last week. (Associated Press)

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Blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng is wheeled into a hospital by U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke (right) in Beijing on Wednesday. State Department legal adviser Harold Koh (left) helps the Chinese activist. Mr. Chen escaped from illegal house arrest and other mistreatment in his rural town, placing himself under the protection of U.S. diplomats last week. (Associated Press)

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Blind lawyer and dissident Chen Guangcheng (center) holds hands with Gary Locke (right), U.S. ambassador to China, as U.S. State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh (left) applauds before Mr. Chen leaves the embassy for a hospital in Beijing on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/U.S. Embassy Beijing Press Office)

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Blind lawyer and dissident Chen Guangcheng (center) holds hands with Gary Locke (right), U.S. ambassador to China, as U.S. State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh (left) applauds before Mr. Chen leaves the embassy for a hospital in Beijing on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/U.S. Embassy Beijing Press Office)

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Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng is pictured in a video posted to YouTube on Friday, April 27, 2012, by the overseas Chinese news site Boxun.com. (AP Photo/Boxun.com)

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Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng is pictured in a video posted to YouTube on Friday, April 27, 2012, by the overseas Chinese news site Boxun.com. (AP Photo/Boxun.com)

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Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng (left) meets with fellow activist Hu Jia at an undisclosed location in late April. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Hu Jia)

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Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng is pictured in a video posted to YouTube on Friday, April 27, 2012, by the overseas Chinese news site Boxun.com. (AP Photo/Boxun.com)

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In this photo taken in late April, 2012, and provided by Hu Jia, blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng, left, meets with Hu at an undisclosed location. Chen, an inspirational figure in China's rights movement, slipped away from his well-guarded rural village on Sunday night, April 22, 2012, and made it to a secret location in Beijing on Friday, April 27, setting off a frantic police search for him and those who helped him, activists said. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Hu Jia)

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In this photo taken in late April, 2012, and provided by Hu Jia, blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng, left, meets with Hu at an undisclosed location. Chen, an inspirational figure in China's rights movement, slipped away from his well-guarded rural village on Sunday night, April 22, 2012, and made it to a secret location in Beijing on Friday, April 27, setting off a frantic police search for him and those who helped him, activists said. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Hu Jia)

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In this image made from video, blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng is seen on a video posted to YouTube Friday, April 27, 2012, by overseas Chinese news site Boxun.com. "I am now free. But my worries have not ended yet," Chen said in the video that was recorded this week and that activists sent Friday to Boxun.com. (AP Photo/Boxun.com)

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In this image made from video, blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng is seen on a video posted to YouTube Friday, April 27, 2012, by overseas Chinese news site Boxun.com. "I am now free. But my worries have not ended yet," Chen said in the video that was recorded this week and that activists sent Friday to Boxun.com. (AP Photo/Boxun.com)