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. 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.