Human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng's wife Geng He speaks out about his health

Geng He speaks out about the state of her husband's health after he was released from eight-year imprisonment on August 7th, 2014. She gave this speech on a press conference on August 8th, 2014, in Washington, D.C., appealing to the U. S. government and the international community to help bring Gao Zhisheng to the U.S. for medical treatment. With her permission, this is a translation of her speech.

Gao Zhisheng is considered to be one of the most prominent human rights lawyers in the People's Republic. As a lawyer, the confessing Christian had shown special commitment towards the religious freedom of the persecuted Christians and Falun Gong practitioners. For the lawyers in China, such commitment is especially risky, because the authorities often punish them by withdrawing the approval as a lawyer.