I think this person should get an award for bravery and I hope they get all the legal help they need for the charges thay face (if any). The 'People's' Republic has official policy of absolutly no freedom of religion and indeeds kills people whom show any real signs of faith independent of 'official' versions. You also have a wide range of political, social repression, policies that kill maybe 1 million unborn and live baby girls every year and thousands executed or murdered by the authroities every year for political crimes.
I am totally apalled at our official ass kissing from business executives to our President we have been doing to President Hu. I doubt the President - whom claims to be 'Christian' - will make a major point of the egreous and many ranges of human rights abuses China does. Yes, I know the USA is no angel either, but we don't abuse any where near what they do. On Wednesday, A congressional committee had hearings on the human rights abuses in China.
For the last several weeks at my job as a Legal Assistant for a law firm in NY City, I have been working on a brief and evindentary materials submission for a request for Asylum in the USA for a Tibetan national. He has been a victim of torture under the Chinese authorites when he lived in Tibet. His parents were apparently killed by the Chinese authorities when the protested in another town against the Chinese authorities. He was a village priest (Lama), protested against the opressive Chinese government, possessed and distributed pictures of the true Dali Lama. For that he was jailed in a cell like a dog house, beaten up for days including the use of a broken bottle permenantly scarring his arm (I have seen those scars), forced to hide in a cave for months to avoid authorites that would kill him and forced to flee with his wife and child to Nepal which isn't/wasn't a place for a Tibetan to be. About 2 1/2 years ago he somehow got false papers that allowed him to escape flying via Singapore and Japan to LAX
and ending up in NY City where he lives now. He still suffers symptoms of PTS and worries about his wife and child.
His hearing where he can be given asylum, allowed to stay in the USA or sent back to China in on May 1st, a interesting choice of day for the freedom. If he is successful, then we have to find a way to get his wife and child to the USA too. So here is a story of the 'real' PRC