Activist Chen Guangcheng told AFP on Thursday he did not feel safe in China despite assurances made under a deal to remove him from the US embassy and pleaded for US help to take him abroad.
"I want to go overseas. I want the US to help me and my family. They helped me before," Chen said by phone from a Beijing hospital where he is being treated for a foot injury suffered during a daring escape from house arrest on April 22.
"I don't feel safe here. I want to leave."© ANP/AFP