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The Global Lawyer: The Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics

Michael D. Goldhaber, The Litigation Daily

October 31, 2014

Gao-Zhisheng-GoldhaberGao Zhisheng in The American Lawyer, November 2005.

In November 2005, The American Lawyer ran a full-page photo of the Continue reading

133. GAO ZHISHENG (released)

Pen name               

 Sex                               Male

 Birth date                1964-04-20

Birth place                Jia County Yulin City, Shanxi Province

Resident place         Beijing Continue reading

China detains writer Tie Liu for ‘provoking trouble’

PLA soldiers stand guard at a metro station as visitors arrive at the site of the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai on 20 April 2010.Chinese authorities said they detained Mr Huang for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”

Chinese writer Huang Zerong, also known as Tie Liu, has been detained by police allegedly for writing articles critical of a senior official.

Police arrested Mr Huang, 81, at his Beijing home early on Sunday morning.

Mr Huang’s wife was later told he had been detained for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”.

She said he had written online articles which criticised Communist Party propaganda chief Liu Yunshan for restrictions of press freedom.

She told the Associated Press that her husband’s medical carer had also been detained on the same charge, with no reason given as to why.

The South China Morning Post reported that Mr Huang served 23 years in prison when he was in his twenties for being a “rightist” during Mao Zedong’s crackdown on liberals.

The Communist Party eventually cleared his name in 1980.

Picture of Yang Maodong, also known as Guo Feixiong, presented at a hearing of a House Foreign Affairs Committee subcommittee in Washington, DC, on October 29, 2013.Activist Yang Maodong, also known as Guo Feixiong, is currently detained for allegedly disturbing public order
In this 7 April 2010 file photo, Gao Zhisheng, a human rights lawyer, gestures during an interview at a tea house in Beijing, China.Human rights lawyer and dissident Gao Zhisheng allegedly suffered abuse while in jail

Widespread crackdown

Mr Huang’s arrest comes a week after a court in Guangzhou postponed the trial of prominent human rights activist Yang Maodong after he instructed his lawyers to boycott proceedings.

Mr Yang, who is also known by his pen-name Guo Feixiang, has claimed that the trial is illegal and improper. He is accused of disturbing public order.

Chinese authorities have mounted a widespread crackdown on dissenters in recent years.

Dozens of activists and government critics are said to have been targeted, with many detained, and some prosecuted on broad public order charges.

Last month, well-known Chinese dissident Gao Zhisheng was released having allegedly suffering physical and psychological abuse in jail.



Daughters of Chinese activists demand meeting with Obama

POSTED: 18 Sep 2014 08:32
Daughters of detained Chinese activists on Wednesday (Sep 17) demanded a meeting with President Barack Obama, saying he must double down on efforts to win their release when he meets Chinese leaders.
WASHINGTON: Daughters of detained Chinese activists Continue reading

China’s human rights abuses demand a tougher U.S. approach

By Editorial Board September 14

THEY KEPT him in a cell so small he could walk barely two steps in any direction. There was no sunlight, no ventilation; just one five-watt bulb, burning dimly 24 hours a day. Continue reading

Tienchi Martin-Liao:Lost in a Jungle of Injustice

August 20, 2014

An account of Gao Zhisheng’s decade-long government persecution.
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Yaxue Cao: Save Gao Zhisheng

By Yaxue Cao, published: August 15, 2014



Few Americans know Gao Zhisheng. Continue reading

Chinese Dissident Gao ‘Utterly Destroyed’ Following Torture in Prison


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Gao Zhisheng during an interview at his office in Beijing, in a file photo.
A week after Continue reading