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On May 9, 2016, imprisoned and ailing rights activist Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄 ) (penname of Yang Maodong, ( 杨茂东 ) ) began a hunger strike to protest degrading treatment in prison that included the video recording of a forced physical exam, which prison authorities threatened to post online. Guo’s...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] Guo Feixiong will soon be transferred to a prison again. His sister, after visiting him, conveyed his wishes: “I demand that in prison, [I] will have books to read, won’t have to kneel down, won’t be forced to perform labor, and won’t be beaten.” He also said...
In this statement, Geng He, wife of lawyer Gao Zhisheng, provides some details of what Gao suffered during his 8-year ordeal. On December 22, 2006, Gao was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment, suspended for five years, on conviction of “inciting subversion of state power.” During the five years...
According to informed sources, rights activist Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄 ) met with lawyer Chen Guangwu ( 陈光武 ) on November 14, the first such meeting permitted Guo since his detention on August 8. Guo was officially arrested on September 12 and is accused of “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a...
From Radio TV Hong Kong, “ Imprisoned Lawyer Allowed Family Visit ”: New York-based Human Rights in China says imprisoned human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has been allowed a family visit for the first time in nearly 10 months. It quoted his wife as saying Mr Gao appeared clear-minded and spoke...
From the Associated Press, “ China’s Jailed Lawyer Gets Rare Family Visit ”:
From Edward Wong with the New York Times , “ Family’s Visit Confirms Chinese Dissident Is Alive ”: Family members of one of China’s most prominent dissidents, Gao Zhisheng, visited him in a prison in the western region of Xinjiang this month, according to Mr. Gao’s older brother and a human rights...
From United Press International, “ China Dissident Remains Alive in Prison ”: Family members of China dissident Gao Zhisheng said they have visited him in prison, marking the first confirmation he is alive in nine months. Human Rights in China said Gao's younger brother and his father-in-law...
From BosNewsLife, “ Jailed Chinese Christian Lawyer Still Alive, Family Says ”: Family members of jailed Christian rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng have been allowed to visit him in a remote Chinese prison, providing the first confirmation in months that he is still alive, rights activists said Wednesday...
On January 12, 2013, two family members of the imprisoned rights defense lawyer Gao Zhisheng (高智晟) were permitted to visit Gao at Shaya Prison in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, according to Gao’s wife Geng He (耿和) . This was the first family visit since March 24, 2012, and the only confirmation...

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