As an attorney, Gao defended many human rights victims, especially innocent Falun Gong practitioners, in court. He was arrested after his attorney license was revoked in 2006. He is currently under house-arrest after being released from multiple jail terms, some of which had no court ruling. It is still unknown how the content of the new book was handed to people outside of China.
A spokeswoman from the Chinese Ministry of Public Safety toldAP that The Ministry was not directly involved in Gao’s treatment – only local authorities could respond to inquiries.