Friday, December 16, 2011
Gao Zhisheng welcomes revocation of probation, looks forward to prison beatings
DATELINE: Somewhere in China, Dec. 16, 2011 -- Noted Chinese dissident Gao Zhisheng today welcomed the news that his probation had been revoked and that he would be going back to prison. “I’ve gotta admit, life on the outside has been a bit tougher than I expected,” he said through clenched teeth, as his broken jaw had been wired shut. “But at least I’ll know where I am.”
Speaking from an undisclosed location, Gao also said that he looked forward to meeting his new cellmates and to being beaten by them daily. “Hey, I can handle daily,” he said. “It’s two or three times daily that gets a little wearing.” He added that another advantage of prison life was that because cigarettes were scarce, they were used mostly for smoking.