“Mr. Chen is one of the leading voices for freedom and democracy in China today. Having suffered unjust imprisonment at the hands of his country’s government, he has proven his courage, and his fearless devotion to freedom. Mr. Chen is a truth-teller. It is the Institute’s hope that he be able to continue to tell the world the truth about human rights abuses in China, in total freedom to speak his mind and to shape his own agenda as a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Institute.”
Chen again made national news earlier this year after New York University asked him to leave the campus, where he'd been invited to study law for the past year. NYU critics accused the university of caving to pressure from China, a charge the university denies.
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