China puts nephew of blind activist on trial

China blind activist

Critics and the activist's supporters say that the case against Chen Kegui has been riddled with irregularities.

In the months since Chen Kegui disappeared into police custody, Yinan authorities have not officially notified his family about the prosecution nor issued an indictment or other official documentation to them.

Officials have not let family members see Chen Kegui or hire their own lawyers to defend him, saying instead that Chen had accepted legal aid and court-appointed lawyers.

Chen Guangfu said he learned about the opening of his son's trial when the officially appointed lawyer called him this morning.

"From the very beginning, they have not told us anything about the case," he said.

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