Human Rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng renounces activism
08 Apr 10

The prominent Chinese human rights lawyer and activist Gao Zhisheng, who had been missing for over a year, gave his first interview to the Associated Press yesterday.

During the interview, Gao refused to discuss the suspicious circumstances surrounding his disappearance and reappearance, or comment on his treatment by Chinese authorities. Gao has previously written an open letter detailing graphic accounts of torture whilst under arrest in China, as well the treatment of his wife and children whom he claims had been starved whilst under captivity. The abandoning of his political activism now, says Gao, is due to concern for his family, currently residing in the US, whom he hopes to be reunited with one day.