- Shen Yun
In his first face-to-face contact with the media since his disappearance 14 months ago, Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng spoke with the Associated Press on Wednesday. It was at a teahouse in Beijing. He told the reporter he planned to give up activism. “I don't have the capacity to persevere,” Gao told AP. “This ultimate choice of...
Freunde, Familie und die internationale Gemeinschaft atmeten erleichtert auf. Am Sonntag, den 28. März, nahm der chinesische Menschenrechtsanwalt Gao Zhisheng wieder mit der Öffentlichkeit Kontakt auf. Gao sagt, er sei nun frei. Vor mehr als einem Jahr hatten ihn chinesische Agenten von seinem Haus weggebracht. Für den Vorsitzenden der...
More than a year after Chinese security agents abducted Gao Zhisheng, the prominent Chinese rights lawyer has made contact with the outside world. On Sunday, Gao telephoned several Western media, including Reuters and the Associated Press. The Christian lawyer told them he was released six months ago, and is now living in Wutai Mountain, a...
And a possible update on missing Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng—on Tuesday, China’s Foreign Minister, Yang Jiechi, said in a press conference that Gao had been sentenced for subversion. Yang did not give details on Gao’s current condition or his whereabouts. It’s also not clear whether Yang was referring to a new conviction,...
Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng could still be alive, despite fears that he had been killed in custody in China. Chinese authorities abducted Gao in February last year. He has not been charged with anything. Supporters say he had been a target of the Chinese Communist Party after he represented a Falun Gong practitioner...
Friends, family and human rights groups fear that Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng is dead, after hearing that he has been missing since September. According to a statement by a U.S.-based rights group ChinaAid, Gao's brother, Zhiyi, recently traveled to Beijing to find the policeman that first detained Gao. The officer told his brother that Gao...