Human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has been detained again by police over a week ago. He was taken away by plainclothes officers at his home but no one was around to witness what happened. This latest detention is linked to an open letter Gao sent to the US Congress earlier this month in regards to the deterioration of human rights in China and that he could not support the country’s staging of the 2008 Olympics. Amnesty International issued an urgent action in fear for Gao’s safety and possible incommunicado detention.

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