Chinese Rights Lawyer In Remote Jail Denied Visits


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Salon Staff
January 10, 2012 12:09PM (UTC)

BEIJING (AP) — The wife of an outspoken human rights lawyer jailed in China's remote Xinjiang region says her husband has been denied visitors.

Gao Zhisheng was jailed last month in Shaya county in the far western Xinjiang region. He's serving a three-year sentence for subversion that was ordered in 2006 but initially suspended. He was returned to jail in December for allegedly violating the terms of his parole.

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Gao's wife, Geng He, says authorities in Shaya told relatives trying to see Gao on Tuesday that he is undergoing a three-month "education period" and is not allowed visitors.

She says Gao's family was told that if he behaves well, he can see his family after three months, but that he will be denied visitors if he behaves badly.


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