For his latest cartoon contribution, Badiucao comments on the health condition of human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who was recently released after three years in jail. Upon his release, Gao’s family and supporters expressed concern that he had been mistreated in detention; his wife told reporters that the poor condition of his teeth indicated that he had been tortured. In the drawing, Gao is seen undergoing a dental check, with the “red” dentist wielding a hammer and sickle in place of dental instruments.
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