TAGS: Refugee and Migrant Rights • China •
April 14, 2011

Xiaodong Li – Sought asylum from religious persecution


Xiaodong Li, who was jailed and beaten in China for breaking a law against
private worship, fled to the United States….

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Xiaodong Li, who was jailed and beaten in China for breaking a law against private worship, fled to the United States. He was nearly sent back to China after a U.S. court ruled, mistakenly, that he had been punished not for his religion but merely for his “religious activities.” Amnesty and other organizations wrote briefs to persuade the court it had erred – and succeeded. Mr. Li is now safe.