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Prominent Chinese Human Rights Attorney Threatened

China Aid Association

China Aid Association learned that a prominent human rights lawyer Mr. Gao Zhisheng has been facing increasing danger because of his continuous stance against human rights and religious freedom violations. Mr. Gao is one of the leading attorneys for Beijing House church pastor Cai Zhuohua’s case. He wrote an open letter today detailing how he and his wife and his 12-year-old daughter have been threatened by the Chinese secret agents in the past few days. All of them have been followed closely by sometimes more than 20 security agents. Mr. Gao, at several occasions were chased so closely by the secret police cars that his own car was struck several times which almost caused severe accident. When Mr. Gao rebuked the agents’ reckless shameless behaviors, he was given a life threat instead. Mr. Gao’s law practice license is about to be revoked by the Beijing Beau of Justice soon.

CAA also learned Mr. Gao has recently dedicated himself as a Chinese Christian. He will be baptized in a House Church soon.

CAA appeals to the international community to continue to show concern on the safety of Mr. Gao and his family members. CAA urges the international Christian communities to pray continuously for Mr. Gao and his family and write emails and make phone calls to show solidarity and brotherly love to Mr. Gao.