Category Archive: Paul Mooney

The Other Chens

Foreign Policy



There are other brave prisoners of conscience besides Chen Guangcheng worth fighting for and protecting in China.

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Missing Gao Zhisheng


By Paul Mooney


A Chinese dissident is returned to prison while his family faces continued suffering in exile.


Last Friday, China’s state-run news media announced that human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng would return to prison to complete his full three-year sentence, supposedly because he violated the terms of his probation. The news was a surprise because the police have illegally detained Mr. Gao for the last 20 months, making it difficult for him to violate anything. Click here to read more »