Pictured: Chinese Labor Camp
Police in northern China have sentenced five Christian church leaders to two years of “education through labour” after they protested against a police raid on their church, a rights group said Wednesday.
The punishments came after a Shanxi province court last week sentenced five other leaders of the same church to up to seven years in prison for trying to protect the unregistered church from demolition (Bruce- Criminals in government, the good are imprisoned) , said ChinaAid, a US-based Christian rights group.
But, of course, things are better here in the 'free' world (and, for most of us, it is so far). Wait...what's this that has come under the wire? Is this from our "Hope and Change" President?
ACLU: Obama’s reversal on Patriot Act reform ‘a major travesty’
Key components in the USA Patriot Act are set to expire at the end of the year, but President Barack Obama is seeking to extend them, reversing his stark opposition in the past to the same provisions.
"The president's reversal on Patriot Act reform is a major travesty," said Michelle Richardson, Legislative Counsel for the leading civil rights group ACLU, in an interview with Raw Story. "There have been many, many abuses of power in the last four years."
Bruce- To 'revamp' a certain song of the season-- It's beginning to look a lot like China...everywhere I go....