Friday, March 25, 2011

Gao Zhisheng wins Freedom of Expression Award

A China More JustGao Zhisheng, the Chinese dissident whose book, A China More Just, we will be reading in July has won the 2011 Bindmans Law and Campaigning Award, one of several Freedom of Expression Awards made by the Index on Censorship (all of the nominees and awardees look impressive). Gao will not be able to accept this award in person, because, after a brief reemergence from government detention a year ago this month, he has "disappeared" and is most likely back in Chinese police custody. Of course, we here are Rights Readers are very pleased for any recognition that keeps Gao in the news and reminds the Chinese government that he is far from forgotten. Visit this page to take action on his case.  Here is a taped segment of Gao's wife accepting the award on his behalf:

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