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Press Statement by Wife of Gao Zhisheng

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 in Gao Zhisheng Case, News, Prisoners of Conscience, Publications | Comments Off on Press Statement by Wife of Gao Zhisheng

Published: September 12, 2014 English version published by chinachange.org Geng He (耿和), wife of Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng (高智晟), held a press conference on September 8, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., appealing to the U. S. government and the international community to help bring Gao Zhisheng to the U.S. to receive medical treatment and reunite with his family. With her permission, the following is a translation of her statement. – The Editor Good morning ladies and gentlemen, My husband Gao Zhisheng is a Chinese lawyer. Throughout his career, he has been dedicated to defending the rights of disadvantaged groups in Chinese society and providing pro bono legal services to them. Standing against the power of the state, he used his legal expertise to educate the general public and to disseminate the concept of...

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Some Details of Renowned Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s Horrific Torture Now Known

Posted on Aug 14, 2014 in Gao Zhisheng Case, News, Prisoners of Conscience | Comments Off on Some Details of Renowned Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s Horrific Torture Now Known

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   August 13, 2014 Contact:  Jared Genser jgenser@perseus-strategies.com +1 202 320 4135   SOME DETAILS OF RENOWNED RIGHTS LAWYER GAO ZHISHENG’S  HORRIFIC TORTURE NOW KNOWN   Wife Geng He Calls on President Obama and Secretary Kerry to Press for Allowing Gao to Come to the United States for Medical Treatment   Washington, D.C.: On August 7, 2014, Chinese authorities released renowned Chinese human-rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng.  He is now staying with his wife’s sister in Xinjiang, under a round-the-clock watch by Chinese security officials.   Since his release, the family has now learned some terrible details about how he was treated in prison.  From the time of his reappearance in Shaya prison in December 2011, Gao was held in a small cell, with minimal light, 24-7-365.  Guards were strictly instructed not to speak with him.  He was not...

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