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Wife and Children of Chinese Human Rights Attorney Gao Zhisheng Rescued to the U.S. Successfully
Contact: Katherine Cason, 267-210-8278, Katherine@ChinaAid.org; Washington DC contact: Jenny McCloy, 202-213-0506, Jenny@ChinaAid.org; www.ChinaAid.org, www.MonitorChina.org
MEDIA ADVISORY, Mar. 12 /Christian Newswire/ -- ChinaAid confirmed that the three family members of prominent Chinese Christian human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng were rescued to the U.S. successfully, yesterday, March 11. With the help of many people of conscience, including ChinaAid, Mr. Gao's wife Ms. Geng He, daughter Geng Ge (16) and son Gao Tianyu (5) first escaped from China under the tight surveillance imposed by the Chinese Public Security Bureau (PSB) and other security agencies, then escaped to the U.S., via a third country. Yesterday, they arrived in Los Angeles then flew to Phoenix where they are currently staying. Mr. Gao's family expresses their deep gratitude to ChinaAid and to all involved in their successful rescue. Later, the family will brief the public at an appropriate time and location.
Photo: Mr. Gao's wife Geng He, daughter Geng Ge (16) and son Gao Tianyu (5)
"We are very thrilled to see their safe arrival to this free nation," said Bob Fu, President of ChinaAid, who spoke with the Gao family after their arrival. "Since Attorney Gao was kidnapped by the Chinese security forces from his hometown on February 4, this year, the Chinese government has refused to reveal Gao's situation. The international community should hold the Chinese authorities fully accountable for any brutality against Gao."
Mr. Gao's family is deeply concerned about him. He was severely tortured for more than 50 days when officials kidnapped him in 2007, and he was threatened with death if he exposed this brutality. ChinaAid, together with the family, asks the international community to speak out for Gao Zhisheng and call for Chinese and U.S. officials to intervene on his behalf.

The public is asked to send a polite letter to U.S. and Chinese officials asking them to act for the immediate release of Gao Zhisheng.

U.S. Officials:
The White House: 202-456-1414, or to send an e-mail, click here.
U.S. Department of State: 202-647-4000, or to send an e-mail, click here.
U.S. Senators and Congressmen: 202-224-3121 or www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected

Chinese Officials:
Ms. Wu Aiying, minister of Ministry of Justice of PRC
Tel: +86-10-65205114
Fax: +86 10 8313 9051
E-mail: minister@legalinfo.gov.cn
Address: No. 10, Nan Da Jie, Chaoyangmen, Beijing City, (Zip Code: 100020), CHINA

Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong
Embassy of the People's Republic of China: chinaembassy_us@fmprc.gov.cn
2300 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20008
Tel: 202-7456743               
Fax: 202- 588-0032; 202-7457473
Director of Religious Affairs: (202) 328-2512

The Central People's Government of the People’s Republic of China: English@mail.gov.cn

Beijing Municipal Government: service@ebeijing.gov.cn

Read a statement from Gao Zhisheng about how he was arrested and tortured in 2007 by Chinese authorities.

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