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Topic - Geng He
A U.N. committee is calling on China to release a prominent human rights lawyer missing for nearly a year, saying his detention violates international law.
The wife of Gao Zhisheng, a Chinese human rights lawyer who revealed details of the torture he endured in detention in China, says she has not heard from her husband since he went missing again last April and fears for his life.
Geng He, wife of imprisoned Christian human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, also told the subcommittee Tuesday that Chinese officials routinely torture her husband and that police for years lived in her home to monitor her family.
"The Chinese government must not be allowed to claim that China is a nation operating under the rule of law while persecuting those who try to ensure that it respects the law. And when the government silences dissent, the international community must speak up," she wrote.