Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng to join conservative group
WASHINGTON - Mr Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese activist who dramatically fled house arrest, will join three organisations including a conservative institute after falling out with New York University, supporters said on Tuesday.
The human rights campaigner will join the Witherspoon Institute, the Catholic University of America and the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice.
Mr Bob Fu, the founder of the Christian rights group China Aid, said Mr Chen was joining "three institutions across the political spectrum and ideologies."
The Witherspoon Institute, which also confirmed the appointment, is based in Princeton, New Jersey and is known for its opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage.