Human rights attorney faces even more persecution

By December 16, 2009

China (MNN) — China Aid recently received an
updated report on the condition of human rights attorney, Gao Zhisheng. His
living condition is described as being "worse than death." Almost a
year ago, officials detained Gao for defending the rights of persecuted
believers in China. Authorities also recently cut off communication with his
family in response to international pressure.

At the end of November, in an interview with Radio
Free Asia, Gao's brother described the governmental confusion their family

"No one knows anything," he said.
"For every question, there are three unknowns. They won't talk to us, and
they won't meet with us.

"Even if Gao Zhisheng did commit a terrible
crime, his family would still have the right to know what had happened to

Following the release of the interview, Gao's older
brother and sister lost all contact when their phone lines were disabled.

China Aid recently met with U.S. congressmen to
propose legislation on Gao's behalf. Over 5,000 Americans have contacted their
local Representative to voice the persecution of Gao Zhisheng, according to
China Aid. By clicking here, you can sign a petition to free Gao. Or, you can support
China Aid's stand for persecuted believers throughout China by clicking here.

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