"My name is Geng He and I am the wife of political prisoner and lawyer
Gao Zhisheng, who is currently being persecuted in mainland China. On
March 11 this year, I arrived in the United States with my son and
daughter for political asylum. ... We are safe now, but my husband's
situation has become more perilous...
"In the past, whenever I was worried about my husband because of his
challenges against tyranny, he would often console me by saying...that
if one day he would be persecuted because of his ideals and sense of
justice, the people in the world who believe in justice would stand by
him and support him. I know that he would still harbor this light and
hope in his heart while enduring various torments in prison!"
-- Geng He's open letter to the U.S. Congress asking for Congress to
intervene on behalf of her husband Gao Zhisheng. Read full letter.
Tens of thousands have brought reality to Gao's hope, by standing with
him and crying out for his release and for justice on his behalf.
Around the world, those who believe in truth and freedom have prayed,
signed the petition, shared it with family and friends and e-mailed
Chinese government officials calling for his release.
Because of your efforts, last week, Geng He, together with ChinaAid
president Bob Fu, presented the first installment of more than 50,000
signatures from www.FreeGao.com to the co-chairman of the
Congressional - Executive Commission on China, U.S. Senator Bryon
Dorgan. Simultaneously, ChinaAid delivered the petition to the Chinese
Embassy. On Monday, April 27, ChinaAid delivered the petition to
office of the Secretary of State. View photos of the petition
In addition, Senator Dorgan spoke about Gao's case from the Senate
floor, calling the Chinese government to account for Gao's treatment.
He also urged the Senate to petition the Chinese government for Gao's
immediate release. Other leading senators stood up immediately
following Senator Dorgan's speech to express their support for
additional actions on behalf of Gao. Read Senator Dorgan's speech.
These tangible demonstrations of concern for Gao from around the world
are reverberating through the Communist Party. Contacts inside China
say that the wall of silence around Gao Zhisheng's captivity has begun
to crack, and have asked ChinaAid to convey their plea for an increase
of pressure for Gao's release.
Thank you for your continued partnership in this campaign to free Gao
Zhisheng. Your prayers, sending e-mails to Chinese government
officials, and forwarding this campaign to family and friends are
invaluable to this movement. To quote Gao, "the increased level of
confidence of the Chinese Communist Party in treating people with
increased cold-blooded brutality and cruelty is the direct result of
our silence." Thank you for speaking out during this critical hour in
the life of Gao Zhisheng.
To see the latest information, make an online donation, view the
latest signature totals on the petition, see photos, read Senator
Dorgan's speech to the Senate and view the full text of Geng He's
letter go to www.FreeGao.com.