Jared Genser

Jerome A. Cohen and Jared Genser. Time to End the Torture of Gao Zhisheng. China Times

On December 22, 2006, a Beijing court sentenced Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng  to three years in prison for “inciting subversion”, the charge frequently used to silence independent voices like that of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo.  But the court suspended Gao’s sentence subject to five years of probation. What seemed like a light sentence, however, soon turned into a nightmare of “disappearances” and obscene tortures.