Christian church that fled China seeks UN refugee status

HONG KONG—A congregation of Christians who left China to seek asylum in South Korea have now traveled to Thailand to appeal to the UN refugee agency for protection from religious persecution.

Nearly 60 members of the Holy Reformed Church of Shenzhen were due to go to the office of the UN refugee agency in Bangkok, the Thai capital, on Monday to submit applications for refugee status, according to the pastor of the church. , Pan Yongguang, who said he expected everyone to put in their documents by the end of the day.


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