Chinese Christian Urges High Court To Review Persecution

Law360, New York (May 8, 2017, 3:21 PM EDT) -- A shoe factory worker who fled China after being arrested for attending illegal Christian house-church gatherings has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider a Tenth Circuit decision that held his circumstances didn’t amount to persecution.

In his certiorari petition, dated April 24, Ting Xue told the high court that the Tenth Circuit used the wrong standard in finding he wouldn’t likely be a target for his faith in the future, saying it mistakenly looked for evidence only to substantiate an agency decision instead of questioning whether his arrest and mandatory “re-education” classes were evidence of persecution.

“Practicing one's faith in...

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