China’s Pervasive Use of Torture

Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC 210 Washington, DC 20515 | Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Opening Statements

Representative Christopher Smith, Chairman

Senator Marco Rubio, Cochairman


Sophie Richardson, China Director, Human Rights Watch


Margaret K. Lewis, Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law


Golog Jigme, Tibetan Buddhist monk, human rights advocate, and survivor of torture in Chinese detention centers


Yin Liping, Falun Gong practitioner and survivor of torture, forced labor, and sexual violence in the Masanjia Labor Camp


Statement Submitted for the Record

Geng He, Wife of Lawyer Gao Zhisheng