Source: Lantos Foundation
Date: July 6, 2018
The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice, one of the most important American non-governmental organizations in the field of human rights and religious liberty, added its signature on July 5 to the open letter sent to President Donald Trump about the case of Sister Zou Demei.
Ten organizations appealed to the US President on behalf of Sister Zou, the leader of the Christian new religious movement The Church of Almighty God in four Chinese provinces. She is wanted in China as a leader of a banned religion and on trumped-up charges of espionage, which usually lead to the death penalty. After her asylum application has been rejected, Sister Zou is in jail in Detroit and may face immediate deportation back to China.