China arrests dissident lawyer for subversion – Reuters

An update in the case of rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, from Reuters:

China has arrested outspoken human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng on charges of inciting subversion, his lawyer said on Thursday, following two months of uncertainty over the activist’s detention and fate.

Gao was arrested on September 21 “on suspicion of inciting subversion of state power”, lawyer Mo Shaoping said, adding that he had only now learned of the decision from prosecutors.

“In fact, it should be the public security bureau that notifies us. But I asked them repeatedly and got no reply, and only then went to the prosecutors,” Mo told Reuters. [Full text]

October 12, 2006 10:01 AM
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