SEOUL (RNS) — On April 21, 2008, what Chen Mo had been fearing finally happened: He was arrested by the local police in his home province of Henan in central China.
Chen, then 25, was tortured and beaten, he said.
Chen’s crime was belonging to the Church of Almighty God, a Chinese Christian religious movement that China’s government has labeled an “evil cult” and a threat to state security.
After being jailed for five years, he fled to South Korea. Now he — like hundreds of other members of his church in exile here — lives in terror of being deported back to China, where it is likely he will be jailed again.
“We want to go back,” he said. “But we have to wait