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March 12, 2010

AFP: UN expert concerned about missing Chinese lawyer

Filed under: Uncategorized — carryanne @ 11:35 pm
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We don’t know where he is,” said Manfred Nowak, an independent U.N. expert investigating alleged cases of torture.

Manfred Nowak

“I’m very concerned,” he told reporters. “I have repeatedly asked the Chinese government to provide me with information, but I have not received any clear answer.”

Nowak said he met Gao on a visit to China in November 2005 during which they were harassed by state security officials. “He was under heavy, heavy pressure.”

Gao, who took up sensitive cases defending prominent people in Tibet, Xinyiang, Uighurs, members of the banned Falun Gong spiritual group and followers of Christian groups, had been arrested several times before, Nowak said.

“He was, according to my information, severely tortured,” Nowak said.

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