Read the transcript of blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng speaking to Sky's Holly Williams in Beijing, and his appeal to the US President for protection.
Speaking in Mandarin, Williams asked Mr Chen about his current predicament:
Holly Williams: Chen Guangcheng, I want to ask you, what is your situation now?
Chen Guangcheng: I'm now in hospital, lying in a hospital bed.
HW: How's your health?
CG: At 10am, I'm going to have a colonoscopy. I'm not sure about the details.
HW: How are your family members?
CG: I can't get in touch with them now, so I don't know now.
HW: Where are they?
CG: My wife and two children are with me, my mother is still at home and I don't know anything about her situation.
HW: I understand you feel threatened, could you explain why?
CG: Firstly, last night, I couldn't reach any of my family (by phone) at all. Secondly, on my mobile phone last night, I couldn't dial out or receive calls. This morning, I can answer calls but can't dial out.
HW: When you were in the (US) embassy, did the Shandong local officials threaten your family?
CG: Yes, they made terrible threats, threatened them with sticks, threatened to beat them to death.
HW: So how did they threaten your family?
CG: The (local officials) broke into my home armed with sticks and wanted to beat my family to death. They've installed seven video surveillance cameras in our garden, on the roof, and inside our house. And they're going to install an electric fence around my house.
HW: And what do you hope for now?... You don't want to stay in China, is that right?
HW: Why don't you want to stay in China?
CG: Because it's not safe, because the rights of citizens here can't be guaranteed.
HW: What help do you want from the US government?
CG: I hope they will help me to leave.
HW: When you were inside the embassy, you didn't seem to want to leave China.
CG: Yes, yes. At that time, I didn't have all the information. I couldn't get information. Now I have it, and I sense certain things, so I've changed my mind.
HW: Do you feel the US officials not protect you enough?
CG: No (I don't think that). I don't know what to say... It's hard to explain.
HW: How long do you plan to stay in hospital?
CG: I don't know, it's not something I can plan for.