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Published: September 12, 2014   Geng He (耿和), wife of Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng (高智晟), held a press conference on September 9, 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 […]

(The website of China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group is having some technical issue, and we are given permission to post this CHRLCG statement.  – the editor)   On August 7, 2014, the prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was released from prison, but denied contacts with outsiders and closely monitored by Chinese authorities. China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group strongly condemns this practice and urges Chinese authorities to safeguard Gao Zhisheng’s rights to communication and liberty in accordance with the law. In August 2006, Gao Zhisheng was charged with the crime of “inciting subversion of state power” and sentenced to three years of fixed-term imprisonment, five years of probation and one year of deprivation of political rights on 22 December 2006. In 2011 […]

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