Buzek denouces imprisonment of Gao Zhisheng in China
The President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek denounced the Chinese court's decision to send human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng to three years in prison just a few days before his probation expires. President Buzek stated:
"I denounce the decision of the Chinese court authorities to send Gao Zhisheng to prison just a few days before the probation expires. Gao Zhisheng should be released and allowed to carry on with his life without further harassment, detention or intimidation.
I call on the Chinese authorities to communicate on his whereabouts and allow him contact with his family."
Note to editors:
President Buzek's statement of 15 August 2011 on the fifth anniversary Gao Zhizheng's arrest.
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