08/17/97 - 1000

China Brutally Supresses Religious Groups

(VNN) China - China continues to surpress religious groups in China. Reports have reached VNN about military and police action against many churches. The Chinese government is using the "illigal gathering laws" to arrest and imprison religious leaders and their followers. Reports of beatings and tourture of religious prisoners are frequent. It appears that capitalism has intoxicated the world governments into complete inaction and tolerance of such abominable activity in China. Calls for a boycott of products "Made in China" have been suggested by some religious leaders and human rights organizations.

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