Spyware Detected On iPhone And iPad Given To Chen Guangcheng

Bob Fu and Chen Guangcheng
The Chen Guangcheng saga sags deeper into a marsh of disappointment and sadness every day. The latest news, reported by Reuters, is that spyware was found on his phone and tablet, given to him by his "supporters." But wait. The source of the story is NYU professor Jerome Cohen, who, if you haven't been getting the drift recently, hates certain of Chen's "supporters" -- people like Bob Fu, who runs the evangelist Christian group ChinaAid. Reuters:

Jerome Cohen And Others Respond To Chen Guangcheng, More Sternly

Blind Chinese Activist Chen Guangcheng Arrives In United States
Regarding Chen Guangcheng's exit from NYU, we acknowledge that there's a chance he and his camp know something the rest of us don't. Yet if there is evidence of coercion from Beijing, neither Chen nor anyone else has been able to present any. "Chen did not respond to repeated requests for evidence of his claims," reports SCMP. In the same article, NYU professor Jerome Cohen gave perhaps the most withering sound bite yet about this situation:

Chen Guangcheng Is Being Asked To Leave NYU, And We Should All Be Okay With That

Chen Guangcheng in New York
Last May, lawyer-activist Chen Guangcheng was a media darling and international hero. His dramatic escape from the village of Dongshigu, where he was held under house arrest, made headlines around the wrold. After the US granted him asylum, one magazine recognized him as "rebel of the year." He was later honored with the Lantos Human Rights Prize. But as time went on, something changed. Or rather, Chen failed to. With each video, each interview, we heard more of the same, the same not-so-subtle name-drops, the same message, with phrases such as "the red terror envelops the nation."

Chen Guangcheng’s Brother Says His House Is Being Besieged By Rocks, Bottles, And Dead Poultry

Chen Guangfu
Authorities still don’t get it. It’s over. Chen Guangcheng is gone. He’s in the hands of overseas activists now, and hasn’t said a thing that was new or interesting since winning the Lantos Human Rights Prize in late January. In other words, stop doing THIS SHIT: Security personnel in eastern China are carrying out a nightly harassment campaign... Read more »

Chen Guangcheng Receives Lantos Human Rights Prize, Speaks At Washington National Cathedral

Chen Guangcheng Lantos Prize
On Tuesday night, Chen Guangcheng received the Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize in Washington DC and delivered a 22-minute speech that was greeted with a standing ovation. Speaking at the National Cathedral, he called himself “lucky” to have received “care and kindness from people around the world” despite the persecution he faced at home; he talked... Read more »

Chen Guangcheng, In Video Address To Observe World Human Rights Day, Calls For Accountability, Release Of Political Prisoners

Chen Guangcheng human rights address featured image
Chen Guangcheng, in a measured, carefully scripted nine-and-a-half minute speech that was just released on YouTube, name-drops two dozen activists and dissidents while calling on world leaders to focus more attention on China's human rights. "Dear Mr. Xi Jinping, the whole nation is watching you," he says. "Whether you will follow the call of heaven and people to carry out reform, or kidnap the government and maintain the power of the Communist Party, is a matter of whether China will have the transition in a peaceful way or a violent way."