Posted by: becketfund | October 24, 2008

China: US Condemns Beating of Priest’s 2 Sons

BEIJING – The US has condemned the “brutal beating” of the two sons of a detained Beijing priest, Zhang Mingxuan, on October 23, Reuters reported on October 23. State Department spokesman Robert Wood said that “[w]e are gravely concerned by the brutal beating of Pastor Zhang “Bike” Mingxuan’s two sons by public security officials, and we are also deeply concerned by the continuing official harassment of Pastor Zhang, a prominent Beijing house church leader, including his arbitrary detention and the forced relocation of his family.” Zhang and his wife were removed from Beijing in July in a bid to control dissidents in the run-up to the Beijing Olympic Games.


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