Case and Treatment of Prominent Human Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng, Hearing Before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, February 14, 2012   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the February 14, 2012 hearing titled "Case and Treatment of Prominent Human Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng," held before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. From the opening statement of Chris Smith: "Ladies and gentlemen, as President Obama welcomes Vice President Xi Jinping, Chinese Leader-in-Waiting, to the White House today, our Commission will hear testimony from two wives who are appealing for the immediate release of their jailed husbands, great human rights leaders back in China. We will also hear from two human rights experts as well who will give great insight and detail as to the issues before us. As Chairman, I hope that President Obama does not put human rights last on the agenda, or not at all, as he did when President Hu Jintao visited the White House on January 19, 2011. One of the wives, Li Jing, says that 'only the United States can make this case to China,' that is the case of her husband and the case of the disappeared and incarcerated human rights leaders. Please, President Obama, listen to these courageous women, Geng He and Li Jing, and act decisively." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: He Geng, Jing Li, Jared Genser, and Bob Fu.

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