“Activist Chen Guangcheng told AFP on Thursday he did not feel safe in China despite assurances made under a deal to remove him from the US Embassy, pleading for American help to take him abroad.”
“”I want to go overseas. I want the US to help me and my family leave China,” Chen said by phone from a Beijing hospital where he is being treated for a foot injury suffered during a daring escape from house arrest on April 22.”
“”I don’t feel safe here. I want to leave.”"
He has accused those officials of persistent physical abuses and threats against himself and his family.
“God helped me escape. God helped me,” he said.
Rights Groups demanded that the United States stand by Chen.
“The Chinese government must honour its commitments to Chen, and the US and other governments must continue to insist at the highest levels that it does so,” Amnesty International said, accusing Beijing of acting in “bad faith”.
“The coming days are critical, but the well-being of Chen, his family and supporters demands long-term scrutiny and international pressure.”