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 China arrests aid worker in sign of crackdown on Christian activists

"China has arrested a Korean-American aid worker who was being held near the country’s border with North Korea, in a sign of a crackdown on Christian activists in the sensitive region.

Peter Hahn, 74, is being charged with embezzlement and counterfeiting receipts, his lawyer, Zhang Peihong, told Reuters.

Zhang said he believed authorities were targeting Hahn because of his Christian faith and because he ran a non-governmental organisation. “The charges levelled against him are just excuses,” h said."

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/19/china-arrests-aid-worker-christian-korean-american-peter-hahn

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