Thursday, 20 February 2014

CHINA: Free Gao Zhisheng

Date of Bulletin: 11 February 2014


February 4 marked the five-year anniversary of the disappearance of Christian attorney Gao Zhisheng. The  Chinese government has tried to silence him since 2005 because of his work defending persecuted Christians in China. Gao's wife and two children, who were also abused and tormented by the police, escaped to the United States in March 2009 and were later granted political refugee status.

Gao reappeared briefly in March 2010 but disappeared again after spending a weekend visiting relatives. In  March 2012, it was learned that Gao was being held at the Shaya prison in a remote part of Xinjiang, in far western China. Gao's older brother and father-in-law have visited him, but it has been more than a year since Gao's family has been allowed to contact him, even though they and the attorneys they have hired to represent Gao have made numerous attempts.

Source: China Aid

Photo: Gao Zhisheng

Pray & Take Action!

  • Please pray for Gao Zhisheng's release and for his safety in prison.
  • Pray for his wife and children who eagerly await his release. 
  • You can sign the petition to free Gao at

"For He looked down from the height of His sanctuary; from heaven the LORD viewed the earth, to hear the groaning of the prisoner, to release those appointed to death." Ps. 102:19-20

Voice Of the Martyrs assists Christians in China by providing Bibles, Christian literature, scholarships for training and emergency aid to families of prisoners.

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