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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 04:39 PM

18. Fang Lizh and Chen Guangcheng used it at the US embassy.

While the United States did not sign or ratify the 1954 convention on diplomatic asylum, it has often used the safety of its embassies to protect activists in authoritarian countries.

In May, Chinese human rights campaigner Chen Guangcheng fled to the US embassy in Beijing after evading house arrest and beatings.

China eventually allowed Chen to leave for the United States to study.

Fang Lizhi, a key figure in the pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989, lived in the US embassy in Beijing with his wife for more than one year before he was allowed to go into exile in the United States in a deal brokered with Japan.

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