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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Maran Turner
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.
Chinese authorities are warning the family and friends of jailed democracy activist Liu Xiaobo against traveling to Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on his behalf and have stepped up a campaign to discourage other governments from sending representatives to the investiture ceremony on Dec. 10.
"Why Gao has received such bizarre treatment we are not quite sure," Ms. Turner said of the cycle of disappearance and appearance of Mr. Gao. "He is just a human rights lawyer, he is not a dissident."
"Based on the treatment he suffered in the past, one can only assume what he is being put through now is every bit as grave and severe as it was before, if not more so," Ms. Turner said.