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China: Arbitrary detention/Fear of torture and other ill-treatment: Gao Zhisheng (m)

, Index number: ASA 17/004/2009

Beijing-based human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who has been under house arrest since November 2007, was taken into custody on or shortly after 19 January 2009. He is being held incommunicado at an unknown location. In the light of the harsh treatment he received earlier, he is considered to be at high risk of torture and other ill-treatment.

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