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Who are we if our real name is taken away from us?

Chinese police are doing just this – forcing human rights defenders to take on fake names in detention centres – as a way to keep them disappeared from society for longer. With a fake name, no one can find you.

China’s most famous human rights lawyer is missing. In fact, he’s been missing for three years to the day. Gao Zhisheng (高智晟) disappeared on the 13 August 2017 and hasn’t been seen since

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