(Photo: China Aid)
By Rachel Ritchie
(Yulin, Shaanxi—Sept. 24, 2015) China Aid just learned the human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who authorized the release of details concerning his torture in a Chinese prison yesterday, has been kidnapped, as he predicted would happen.
Sources say Public Security Bureau officers arrived at Gao’s home at approximately 1 p.m. and began frantically searching for Gao.
Gao previously told China Aid that he expected to be detained again after the release of his interviews with China Aid and the Associated Press and that he was prepared to be disappeared in to police custody.
He told China Aid founder and president, Bob Fu, that he was also prepared to be tortured again, because “torture can’t truly hurt” him anymore—that the Chinese dictators will be hurt the most by their actions. Gao added that he does not hate his persecutors.
China Aid calls for President Obama to immediately and resolutely press Chinese President Xi Jinping about Gao’s and call for his unconditional and immediate release.