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Chinese activist in NYC is 'seriously troubled'

Mentor: Chinese activist is 'seriously troubled,' unable to protect those who helped him By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ' The mentor for a blind Chinese activist who arrived in New York over the weekend says he's very troubled about three people now at the mercy of Chinese authorities for helping him.

New York University law professor Jerome Cohen expressed the concerns of Chen Guangcheng (chehn gwahng-chung) to The Associated Press on Monday.

After Chen fled his village, his nephew was arrested and charged with intent to commit homicide ' for stabbing and wounding attackers beating up the young man's parents.

Chen is asking Chinese authorities to release the nephew.

Cohen told the AP the dissident is "seriously troubled" because he cannot protect others who protected him: a woman who drove his getaway van and a scholar who cared for Chen and who Cohen says is now under house arrest.

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