Brother: Police Say China Lawyer ‘Went Missing’

The brother of activist lawyer Gao Zhisheng has been told by police that Gao is missing after he “lost his way” while in detention. Gao hasn’t been heard from for almost a year and is believed to be in police detention. From AP:

His brother, Gao Zhiyi, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Thursday that he recently traveled to Beijing to find the police officer who took his brother away last year.

”He told me that Gao Zhisheng lost his way and went missing” on Sept. 25, Gao Zhiyi said.

He said his family had no other information. ”We still don’t know anything,” he said.

Beijing’s Public Security Bureau asked that questions about Gao be faxed Thursday and then did not immediately respond. It has never responded to past questions about Gao’s disappearance.

January 14, 2010 9:55 PM
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