» 12/13/2006, 00.00
Human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng convicted on subversion charges
Beijing No 1 Intermediate Court convicts lawyer, known across China for his open letters against Communist mismanagement and in defence of underground Christians and Falun Gong members, on the basis of his ‘spontaneous’ guilty plea.
Beijing court sentences Gao Zhisheng to three years in prison
The noted lawyer and human rights activist is found guilty of subversion. For the judges, his articles about corruption among Communist leaders are the evidence.
Ho Chi Minh City, sentences dissidents accused of subversion to five to 16 years
Among them Paul Le Cong Dinh, a 41 year-old Catholic lawyer. Additional penalty of house arrest. The trial was held between tight security. U.S. diplomat: verdict contrary to human rights obligations.
Beijing admits: Gao Zhisheng "was sentenced"
The Christian lawyer, targeted by authorities for his fights for human rights and religious freedom, has vanished into thin air since February 2009. The authorities admit for the first time he was sentenced for subversion against the state. The protests of the international community.
For the Chinese New Year "write to Gao Zhisheng, in jail for seeking justice"
The call comes from Hu Jia, one of the country's best-known dissidents, who said: "It does not matter whether Gao received them or not, because the number of cards he received would make the authorities treat him with more respect and improve his conditions inside the jail." After almost a year, the family can meet him for 30 minutes "but without talking about politics."
Beijing confirms arrest of Christian dissident Gao Zhisheng
After 20 months of total silence, the regime sends a letter to the lawyer’s brother to communicate his detention in a prison in the remote province of Xinjiang. For 2012, activists fear a worsening human rights situation in the country.
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