Chen Guangcheng's voice is unwavering. For a man who has endured four years in prison and then 18 months under house arrest, he appears calm and resolute.
Chen has posted a video online, detailing his extraordinary ordeal. The blind human rights activist is finally getting a chance to tell his story after a daring escape from his captors.
"I finally escaped. All the stories about the brutal treatment I have received from the authorities, I can personally testify they are all true," he says.
To hear Chen's story, his composure becomes all the more extraordinary. This is a tale of persecution, intimidation and brutality.
Chen, wearing black glasses, faces directly ahead and makes an appeal to China's Premier Wen Jiabao.
He asks Wen to prosecute the security team that he calls "monstrous."
"They broke into my house, and more than a dozen men assaulted my wife," Chen says. "They pinned her down and wrapped her in a blanket, beating and kicking her for hours. They similarly violently assaulted me."
Chen says his mother was violently attacked and his daughter harassed.
He says police scoffed at him. "We don't care about the law," Chen says they told him. "We ignore the law. What can you do about it?"
Chen, who activists say is seriously ill, says he was also denied medical treatment.