Posted by: becketfund | December 7, 2007

China: 270 Arrested in Raid on Prayer Service

Radio Free Asia reports that police in Shandong province, in southeast China, raided a Christian prayer service on December 7th, where they arrested the 270 people who were participating. Days later, most had been released, but at least 70 were still in police custody. Those who attended the meeting said it appeared that police had mistakenly identified them as Falun Gong adherents, but then held them anyway upon discovering that their religious meeting was unregistered. Some of those arrested were reported to have been beaten or to have suffered mental torture during their detention.

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