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China activist Chen's family give accounts of torture

17 May 2012 Last updated at 22:48 BST

Relatives of the blind Chinese activist, Chen Guangcheng, have given detailed accounts of the torture and retribution they have allegedly suffered at the hands of Chinese authorities.

The BBC has obtained the first interviews with family members of Mr Chen, since he escaped from house arrest last month, and fled to the US embassy in Beijing.

Damian Grammaticas reports from Beijing.