Mystery: Bo Xilai Removed on Same Day
Gao Zhisheng Visit Allowed
Human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has been missing
for nearly two years.
However, he recently met with family in Shaya prison,
Xinjiang. Many people are relieved to learn he is alive.
Gao’s wife, Geng He thinks that Gao Zhisheng’ appearance
relates to the current situation in China.
She will continue to appeal until Gao gets freedom.
Public opinion holds that Gao was allowed to be visited
on the same day as Bo Xilai was dismissed.
It shows that Zhou Yongkang, head of political and legal
System and part of Jiang’s faction, is in a difficult situation.
People hope that police can recognize the situation,
and be kind to Gao Zhisheng, as well as Falun Gong practitioners and prisoners of conscience.
They should consider their future, to avoid one day
having to carry the sins of the Chinese Communist Party.
Gao Zhisheng’s brother received a phone call, saying that
police will allow them to visit Gao on March 15.
Gao’s father-in-law and brother, Gao Zhi-yi finally saw
Gao Zhisheng at Shaya prison in Xinjiang on March 24.
The family have proof that Gao Zhisheng is still alive
for the first time in nearly two years.
Gao’s wife, Geng He expressed her relief and had a ‘sweet
sleep’ when she learned that Gao Zhisheng is still alive.
However, she still felt the heavy burden when she woke up.
Gao’s suffering is not over yet, Geng He will continue to
appeal for Gao until he is freed and reunited with family.
Commentator Lansu: “In the past year, as far as I know,
Gao’s family and many human rights organizations in the world have tried many efforts to find Gao Zhisheng.
This is because CCP officials have been saying that Gao
disappeared, and they never gave a public explanation.
However, Gao finally saw his family this time.”
Gao was brutally persecuted by the CCP because
he protected the legal rights of Falun Gong.
Gao was detained once again in 2009.
During this time, he appeared once, and subsequently
has never been found for more than 20 months.
Last December, authorities continued to imprison Gao,
using the excuse of ‘violation of probation conditions’.
His family requested many times to see Gao,
but were rejected by the authorities.
Lan Shu thinks that the CCP allowing Gao to meet
with his family is related to the Wang Lijun event.
All are questioning after Hu and Wen dealt with Wang and Bo.
Jiang and Zhou Yongkang are likely to be the next targets.
Lan Shu: “Gao was able to see the family at this point.
It should be said that the whole department
of politics now is in a very bad situation.
The department of politics repressed (Falun Gong)
in the past.
Now there is a certain turning point in the Hu-Wen process,
so it should be said that there is such a signal.”
Lan Shu said that Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao inherited crisis
on their first day of ruling China.
Of cracking down the Tiananmen Square movement,
and the persecution of Falun Gong.
Sooner or later they have to confront the two crises, which
has broken out completely through the Wang Lijun event.
There is no way to escape from the two crises.
China expert, Zhang Tianliang analyses Gao Zhisheng’s
brother was told to visit Gao on the day of Bo’s removal.
Zhang Tianliang: “According to the time point, it is clear
that the Wang Lijun case involved Bo Xilai. Bo, in turn, involved Zhou Yongkang.
Thus, not only do we know this fact,
but the CCP internally may also know it.
In my opinion, it is an important reason that made
Gao’s situation turns better.”
Zhang Tianliang expressed that police who follow Zhou
Yongkang to repress and persecute Falun Gong ruthlessly,
need to leave themselves an open way for the future.
The best way for the CCP police to protect themselves,
is to treat Falun Gong practitioners, lawyer Gao and dissident prisoners with kindness.
It will be too late for regret when they are dished out as CCP
scapegoats, or facing retribution after the CCP falls.