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 Beijing pastor warned on eve of Bush visit

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On the eve of President Bush's visit to Beijing, Chinese authorities instructed the leading defense attorney for a house church pastor to leave the capital, warning him not to engage in "unofficial activities."
A Public Security Bureau agent came to Zhang Xingshui, lawyer for Pastor Cai Zhuohua, a couple of days ago, the China Aid Association reported, telling him to stay in a verifiable temporary location in Tianjin City, about 100 miles from Beijing.

President Bush is scheduled to arrive in Beijing today

"It's no coincidence that this kind of incident should happen again before President Bush's visit," said China Aid's president, Bob Fu. "To intimidate and relocate the defense attorney for an innocent house church pastor is a ridicule of the rule of law."

Meanwhile, a well-known house church leader, Zhang Mingxuan, was reported missing yesterday.


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