From CitizenLink.com (a Focus on the Family site): Persecuted Chinese Christian Granted Asylum After 11-Year Fight

October 9, 2006

Persecuted Chinese Christian Granted Asylum After 11-Year Fight

U.S. agency that sought his deportation will not appeal.

October 9, 2006

U.S. agency that sought his deportation will not appeal.

A U.S. immigration court has granted asylum to Xiaodong Li, a Christian who fled China after he was persecuted by the Chinese government for his faith. Li has been seeking safety for 11 years.

Christians in China can only legally worship in state-sanctioned churches — churches that have been rejected by millions of Catholics and evangelicals. Li had been arrested, beaten and shocked with electricity because he studied the Bible in a non-sanctioned church. He fled to the U.S. in 1995 to avoid further persecution.

But the U.S. government sought to deport him and nearly succeeded.

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