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CHN 009 / 1106 / OBS 136.2

Enforced disappearance / Harassment

People’s Republic of China

September 27, 2007

 

 

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention on the following situation in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

 

Brief description of the situation:

 

The Observatory has been informed by “Chinese Human Rights Defenders” (CRD) about the enforced disappearance of Mr. Gao Zhisheng, a human rights lawyer and the director of the Beijing-based Shengzhi Law Office, which has taken on high-profile human rights cases.