One of China's most prominent human-rights lawyers, who went missing a year ago, resurfaced mysteriously yesterday with a series of cryptic telephone calls from a Buddhist mountain retreat.
Gao Zhisheng, a prominent dissident, said he was “free at present” but refused to say exactly where he was in northern China amid speculation that he was being followed by the authorities. “I just want to be in peace and quiet for a while and be reunited with my family,” he said.
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