Wife of Chinese dissident seeks help finding husband missing in China for 6 monthsBy AP
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Chinese dissident’s wife seeks help finding him
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — The wife of a prominent Chinese dissident says she’s worried about the safety of her husband, who has been missing for the past six months.
Geng He told The Associated Press on Thursday that she has not spoken to her husband, Gao Zhisheng, since April and does not know where he is. He disappeared after visiting his in-laws in far western China.
Gao is a human rights lawyer who has run into trouble with China’s authoritarian government. He is considered a candidate for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced Friday.
Gao last went missing for more than a year before he resurfaced in March. He told the AP then that he was abandoning his role as a government critic because it was taking a toll on him and his family.
His wife was granted asylum in the United States.