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Posted October 02. 2013 1:01PM

Blind Chinese dissident affiliated with NH-based foundation

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Chinese dissident Chen attends the book release event for "China, the Book of Living and Dying" in Taipei. (Reuters)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident and legal rights activist who accused New York University of forcing him to leave this summer because of alleged pressure from the Chinese government, will be joining The Witherspoon Institute, a conservative think tank. He will also be affiliated with The Catholic University of America and the more liberal-leaning Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice, which is based in Concord, NH.