Posted by: becketfund | February 1, 2008

China: Protestants Beaten Following Raid on Private Home

YUNNAN PROVINCE – A group of Protestants in Yunnan Province, China, were violently attacked as they attempted to claim damages for a December 2007 raid conducted on a house in Kunming by police and Religious Affairs Bureau officials, AsiaNews reported on February 1. On January 23, members of the Christian group appeared at the Xishan Public Security Bureau to file a claim for the Bibles and other religious objects destroyed in the course of the raid. According to AsiaNews, the police began to beat them, sending one woman to the hospital with severe injuries.

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