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Bible importer faces death in China

Bible importer faces death in China

Reuters, Jan. 5, 2002
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HONG KONG (Reuters) - A court in China's Fujian province has issued an "evil cult" indictment of a Hong Kong businessman who transported Bibles into China and may hand him a death sentence, a Hong Kong rights group has said.

The court in the city of Fu Qing said Hong Kong trader Li Guangqiang had "used an evil cult to damage a law-based society", the Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said in a statement.

Li Guangqiang in April and May 2000 took 33,000 bibles in two lots into China's Fujian Province to supply an underground Christian group called the Shouter's sect, the group said. He was arrested on his second trip.

On December 30, a Chinese court in Hubei's Jingmen city gave the founders of the underground South China Church, Gong Shengliang and Li Ying, a death sentence, calling their group an evil cult.

The group said it called on the Hong Kong government to support Li and demand that China specify the definition of "evil cult".

It said that although China had never made public how many such groups there were, the rights group estimated at least 16 Christian organisations had been listed that way.
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