Gao Yaojie to Seek Political Asylum in the U.S.

Update: Dr. Gao Yaojie confirmed that she has not applied for political asylum.

Unconfirmed reports said 82-years-old retired Dr. Gao Yaojie is about to seek political asylum in the U.S. She left China in secret with the help of ChinaAid and U.S. Government officials.

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Thursday, December 3, 2009, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Room 628, Dirksen Senate Office Building.

At this CECC Roundtable, award-winning HIV/AIDS activist Dr. Gao Yaojie will give a first-hand account of her work in HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and treatment in Henan province, the epicenter of the 1990s HIV/AIDS epidemic in China. Dr. Gao has faced continual harassment for her work and has fled to the United States where she is seeking refuge.

Source: www.cecc.gov

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