China: Renowned Human Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Disappeared, Says Wife

August 15, 2017

Geng He, the wife of abused Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, speaks to the press on Capitol Hill on Jan. 18, 2011 (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

Renowned Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who has been under house arrest for the last three years, suddenly disappeared from his home on Aug. 13.

As of Aug. 15, there has been no update on his whereabouts.

Gao’s wife Geng He, who lives in the United States, confirmed Gao’s disappearance with New Tang Dynasty Television.

Geng said she tried to call her husband on Aug. 13, but could not reach him. She finally got in touch with his older brother Gao Zhiyi, who informed her that Gao disappeared that morning.

“Gao’s brother went to Gao’s home at around 8 a.m. to call on Gao to have breakfast. He called Gao a few times, but Gao did not come out of the room. Gao’s brother went into his room and saw that nobody was there. He reported to the police at 9 a.m. Local police went to the [nearby] mountain and searched for Gao everywhere,” Geng told an NTD reporter.

Geng said there has been no news about Gao so far. She had been trying to call Gao’s brother since then, but could not reach him either. (FRANCAIS)


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