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Originally posted by Duzey
Gao Zhisheng is not one of Chen Guangcheng lawyers. It's possible that he was involved in his defence informally, but Gao had his licence revoked last year for being a little too outspoken.
Attorney Gao gave an explanation for his own arrest by a statement he made a few days prior to his arrest: "In the brutal and high-pressured environment of China today, lawyers feel a disproportionate amount of this pressure. It is lawyers who, in this modern world, dominate almost all aspects associated with the normal functioning of society — they are the force that check the forces of power and protect those who could be harmed as national forces vie for power. The forces behind communism understand the role that lawyers play and, for this reason, have targeted them."