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Topic - Zeng Jinyan
The surprising escape of a blind legal activist from house arrest to the presumed custody of U.S. diplomats is buoying China's embattled dissident community even as the government lashes out, detaining those who helped him and squelching mention of his name on the Internet.
In a quiet, leafy Beijing neighborhood, a woman has been living in enforced isolation in her book-lined, fifth-floor apartment.
"I can confirm without doubt that I spoke to both Chen and [his wife] Yuan, and Yuan told me she was frightened," Zeng Jinyan, wife of the prominent dissident Hu Jia, told Foreign Policy magazine. "Chen said he did not want to leave the embassy and did so because officials threatened to send his family back to [his village] if he refused."
Mr. Hu's activist wife, Zeng Jinyan, was questioned for half an hour in her home by state security officers who, she said, were "very unhappy" about Mr. Chen's flight.