Release Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng
Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has been beaten, blinded, and had his family's safety threatened after being arrested numerous times since 2006. All because he refuses to stop fighting for freedom and human rights in China.
Freedom of speech is a fundamental right, and Gao Zhisheng and others like him have risked everything to fight for it.
In 2010, Gao Zhisheng was briefly released after huge international outcry about the injustice of his arrest. Only two weeks later, though, he was taken once again. Now, Gao's wife does not even know if he is still alive. She, his children, and everyone who looked to him as a voice of freedom and justice deserve to know the truth.
Outrage from the international community made a difference for Gao before; now we must do it again. Tell the Chinese government Gao Zhisheng deserves freedom and justice.
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Gao Zhisheng has been missing for eight months since being arrested outside his home in Beijing. He is a well respected lawyer and humanitarian, the eyes of the world are watching for his release. His family and supporters are deeply concerned for his safety, and we ad our voices to the United Nations in asking for his freedom.
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Currently, Gao Zhisheng's wife does not even know if he is still alive. She, his children, and those of us worldwide concerned for his welfare deserve to know the truth.
I am writing to urge you to release Gao Zhisheng and tell the world about his wellbeing.