Outspoken Chinese Lawyer Arrested – Alexa Olesen

Rights lawyer has again been arrested, according to this AP report:

A Chinese lawyer convicted of subversion has again been detained after writing to U.S. lawmakers asking them to help expose what he called an “ongoing human rights disaster in China,” an activist friend said Tuesday.

Gao Zhisheng was taken from his Beijing apartment by plainclothes police on Saturday night, activist Hu Jia said, citing information from Gao’s relatives. The relatives did not know where Gao was taken or whether he faced new charges, Hu said. [Full text]

Read the full text of Gao’s letter.



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