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Jared Genser: The Detention of Wu Zeheng

Washington — In recent years, using new laws targeting so-called “evil cults,” Chinese President Xi Jinping and his government have arrested, tried, convicted, and imprisoned a wide array of religious leaders viewed as a threat to the one-party system. In a stinging decision that has just been made public, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention decided the Chinese government’s detention of one such Buddhist leader Wu Zeheng is arbitrary and in violation of international law, urging his case be resolved. Wu, who had spoken out repeatedly against the Chinese government’s repression of religious practice, received a life sentence for his activities in October 2015. Continue reading

Buddhist Sect Leader Detained During Raid

By BECKY DAVIS AUGUST 5, 2014 4:13 AM August 5, 2014 11:07 am

Police officers on July 29 searching a house that some of Wu Zeheng’s followers had rented for the summer to be near his residence in Zhuhai.Credit Hua Xin

The authorities in the southern province of Guangdong Continue reading