About Gao Zhisheng

Gao Zhisheng is one of the most unyielding and iconic advocates for justice in China having been nominated twice for the Nobel Peace Prize (2008 and 2010). In response to Gao's legal defense of human rights activists and religious minorities and his documentation of human rights abuses in China, Gao has been disbarred, and harassed, imprisoned and tortured numerous times.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

China Change: Just Where Should Gao Zhisheng Live?

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Questions for China’s Thuggish Government
Pastor Bob Fu posted on social media the following note, as well as lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s piece on an incident on November 10.

“Three Internal Security (国保) agents burst into Gao Zhisheng’s (高智晟) cave home on November 10 and stopped him from traveling. Gao had for the last several days been preparing to travel to Xi’an for a long-needed dental appointment but was suddenly prevented from doing so. The agents also told him to inform Yang Hai (杨海), a friend in Xi’an who was helping organize the trip, that Gao himself chose to stay home. Originally, public security agents in Xi’an had told Yang Hai that it was no problem, that they could accommodate Gao’s dentist visit in Xi’an.”

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Gao Zhisheng: Authorities view Gao’s attempts to see dentist as ‘threat to national security,’ dissident says

Gao Zhisheng
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China Aid
Letter written by Gao Zhisheng. Translated by Brynne Lawrence. Edited and written in English by Ava Collins and Rachel Ritchie.

(Yulin, Shaanxi—Nov. 10, 2015) In a letter to China Aid Founder and President Bob Fu on Nov. 3, Gao Zhisheng noted that the Chinese government appears to view any attempt by Gao to treat his teeth, which were damaged through torture and malnutrition during his time in custody, as a threat to national security.

Because of poor treatment by the Chinese government during his seven-year, off-and-on time in both official and unofficial custody, Gao has lost several teeth and the remaining teeth pain him daily. He has tried repeatedly to visit a dentist since his release on Aug. 7, 2014, but has been prevented, as is explained in the letter, below.

Friday, September 25, 2015

China Aid learns Gao Zhisheng is back home

Gao Zhisheng
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China Aid
By Rachel Ritchie

(Yulin, Shaanxi—Sept. 25, 2015) China Aid reported yesterday that Gao Zhisheng had been kidnapped by public security bureau officers following the release of news about torture he experienced while in prison. Since that time, China Aid has learned that Gao is back home and in peace.

Gao asked China Aid founder and president, Bob Fu, to “thank everyone who cares” about Gao. At this time Gao is still denied freedom of movement and access to medical care or a shower.