Investigation requested for missing human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng

VOM partner ChinaAid formally requested a special UN investigation into the torture of missing Christian lawyer Gao Zhisheng on August 15, the five-year anniversary of his first kidnapping by police. The request was submitted by ChinaAid’s legal counsel and was filed with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture.

Human rights lawyer Gao was taken by police on August 15, 2006, from his sister’s home and held incommunicado until the Chinese government announced on September 21 that he was being charged with inciting subversion (for more information, click here). Continue reading “Investigation requested for missing human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng”

Missing Human Rights Attorney Gao Zhisheng Confirmed ‘Alive’

On 2 October 2009 I was writing on this blog about the arrest of the Chinese Christian dissident Gao Zhisheng. Since then, his wife and children, who live in the US have not heard from him. There were rumors that he was tortured and even killed by the Chinese secret police. Knowing the cruelty of the Chinese ‘democratic’ government, such rumors were very plausible.

Today, however, I have received news that he is alive. Thanks be to God. Here is the announcement from the ChinaAid web site: Continue reading “Missing Human Rights Attorney Gao Zhisheng Confirmed ‘Alive’”