January 14, 2011
Last Article by Chinese Human Rights Lawyer
The prologue of the last article Gao Zhisheng wrote has been published in English.
The Epoch Times has just published in English the prologue to an article written by the Christian activist Gao Zhisheng in February of 2009. The paper introduced the piece like this:
In 2007 the Chinese civil rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng wrote the article “Dark Night, Dark Hood, and Kidnapping by Dark Mafia,” which gives a harrowing account of 50 days of torture he endured at the hands of Chinese security agents in September, October, and November 2007. The article was released for publication after Gao was once again arrested on Feb. 6, 2009. Gao’s wife, Geng He, recently discovered the prologue to “Dark Night,” the article “Speaking From My Heart.” She has authorized The Epoch Times to publish it for the first time in English.
Toward the beginning of the article, Gao, says,
It is now extremely difficult for me to make my voice heard. Moreover, I am constantly in a situation of peril. For more than three years, the authorities have invested a large amount of manpower, money, as well as employed the most merciless methods, to achieve their goal of silencing me.The Epoch Times is a multi-language, international media organization. The Times has been publishing as a newspaper in Chinese since May 2000. It was founded in 1999 by supporters of the Falun Gong. The paper is headquartered in New York City and covers stories of general interest, China, and human rights. The newspaper is often critical of the Chinese Communist Party and of the Chinese government.