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Six Years On Release Disappeared Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Zhisheng Gao

On the occasion of the sixth anniversary of the disappearance of Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, his wife Geng He has publicly called out to Xi Jinping on Twitter, demanding the immediate release of Gao Zhisheng. Geng said that six years ago, during Xi Jinping’s regime, Gao Zhisheng was mysteriously abducted from his hometown in northern Shaanxi province. No reasons or evidence were provided to his family. Subsequently, the Chinese authorities did not allow an official investigation and never informed the family about Gao Zhisheng’s whereabouts. Geng stated that there is evidence indicating that the order to abduct Gao Zhisheng came from senior officials in Beijing. Geng He “strongly demands that the Chinese authorities under Xi Jinping’s rule immediately disclose the true situation of Gao Zhisheng during his detention.”

CDHRA released a statement on Twitter today, August 13th, once again urging the Chinese authorities to release Gao Zhisheng unconditionally. We stated that on August 13, 2017, Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng went missing and has since had no contact. Gao Zhisheng became a target of the Chinese government due to his peaceful activities. Six years later, we once again called for the unconditional release of Gao Zhisheng. According to information from the Rights Defense Network, today, August 13th, cities worldwide are joining in support of Gao Zhisheng, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Chicago, Washington D.C., Vancouver and Toronto in Canada, as well as Helsinki, New Zealand, and the Netherlands. The Rights Defense Network indicates that the signatures supporting Gao Zhisheng have surpassed sixty organizations. This list of signatures will be translated into various languages and sent to human rights offices and the United Nations of various countries for attention.

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