china human rights, chinese communist party, falun gong, gao zhisheng

Enforced Disappearance of Gao Zhisheng and China’s Human Rights Crisis

Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was once listed as being among China’s 10 best lawyers by the Ministry of Justice in 2001, but that would change as he began to take cases of people persecuted by the communist state, especially that of Falun Gong practitioners. What would follow was Gao himself being targeted ...

Rory Karsten

Lawyer Gao Zhisheng.

The 610 Office and Its Vile Torture: The Short Film ‘Unmasking China’s Gestapo’

The 610 Office has been called China’s Gestapo. The short documentary film Unmasking China’s Gestapo covers how this organization has persecuted Chinese people following the Falun Gong spiritual faith. The documentary film was made by Mathias Magnason and outlines the gruesome persecutory objectives of the 610 Office. The 610 Office is one of the Chinese ...

Max Lu

Mathias Magnason with his camera.

Human Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng ‘Missing’ for 3 Years

Gao Zhisheng is a human rights lawyer from China who never hesitated to raise his voice against the atrocities of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). As a result, he has been persecuted throughout his life. After “disappearing” in 2017, Gao has not been seen by anyone. And now, his wife is calling for help from ...

Jessica Kneipp

Gao Zhisheng looking out a window.

Gao Zhisheng: One of the Most Persecuted Chinese Human Rights Lawyers

Gao Zhisheng is one of China’s famous human rights lawyers. Fighting for human rights only means one thing in the country — persecution. Gao’s fate has been no different from other rights activists, as he was arrested and tortured countless times. After his last disappearance two years ago, Gao’s wife is now pleading with the ...

Max Lu

Gao Zhisheng.

Urgent Action: Letter of Hope for Gao Zhisheng

Amnesty International has called for a letter campaign to pressure the Chinese government to release respected human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng who has been forcibly disappeared for nearly two years. In an urgent action alert, Amnesty International (AI) called upon the public to write letters to the Minister of Public Security, Zhao Kezhi, to call ...

Jack Roberts

Gao's wife Geng He.

Gao Zhisheng May Have Been Disappeared, But He’s Not Forgotten

Disappeared human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has been held by state security somewhere in China for over a year. Gao Zhisheng, 54, is believed to have been taken from Shaanxi to Beijing by police mid-August last year. It was the eighth time the twice Nobel Peace Prize nominee has been disappeared by the state apparatus ...

James Burke

Missing human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng.

Being the Child of a Rights Lawyer in China Is Brutal

Grace Gao is the brave daughter of a brave man, Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng. It’s not easy being the child of a rights lawyer in China. In the video from the Oslo Freedom Forum, Grace recently described how her family was torn apart by China’s ruling communists because of her father’s rights work. ...

James Burke

grace gao