Leading China Lawyer Says He Was Tortured

Isolda Morillo and Didi Tang
Associated Press
In his first interview in five years, leading Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng said he was tortured with an electric baton to his face and spent three years in solitary confinement during his latest period of detention since 2010.

China in 2014 Through the Eyes of a Human Rights Advocate

Yaxue Cao from China Change
This time last year, volunteers and I were busy writing and translating articles to prepare for the New Citizens Movement trials. Many Chinese voices were speaking out forcefully against these trials: law professors, rights lawyers, liberal...

China Dissident Lawyer Gao Zhisheng ‘Destroyed by Jail’

Leading Chinese dissident Gao Zhisheng — released the first week of August 2014 — has been “utterly destroyed” after three years in jail, says his international lawyer, Jared Gensher.

Family’s Visit Confirms Chinese Dissident is Alive

Edward Wong
New York Times
The family of one of China’s most prominent dissidents, Gao Zhisheng, got the first confirmation in nine months that he was still alive.