Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Help free Gao Zhisheng

ZhishengFamily Prominent Christian human rights attorney, Gao Zhisheng was last seen being hauled away by more than a dozen police officers on February 4, 2009.  VOMC partner, ChinaAid, together with the Gao family, are urging the international community to take action on his behalf by signing a petition to the Chinese government for his release at

Mr. Gao's wife, Ms. Geng He, daughter, Geng Ge (16) and son, Gao Tianyu (5) escaped to the United States on March 11, 2009.  They are deeply concerned about Gao. He was severely tortured for more than 50 days after officials kidnapped him in 2007, and was threatened with death if he exposed the details of his torture. (click here to read the account of his 2007 torture).

Reports from inside China indicate that Gao is now undergoing brutal torture. His family fears that Chinese authorities are furthered angered by their escape and are taking revenge on him.

We encourage you to get involved in this campaign.  On you can find information on how to sign an online petition as well as how to send an email to Chinese officials.  Pray that this effort will result in Gao's soon release. Please remember him and his family in prayer as well.

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