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ICC Note: Chinese Christian Human Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng has gone missing since August 13. He has been under house arrest for the last three years, with limited access to medical care and outside world. His disappearance came one week after he gave a rare interview to New Tang Dynasty Television. No one knows if the authorities took him elsewhere, as it is not uncommon for dissidents in China to have “enforced disappearance,” or he indeed managed to escape from his home. 

08/15/2017 United States (The Epoch Times) – 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.

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