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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