Religious Group Sues INS Over Leader's Ouster

From Times Wire Reports

An international religious group has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, alleging the group's leading minister was wrongfully deported after seven years in the United States.

Members of the Wu-Wei Tien Tao Assn. said their spiritual leader, Kwai Fun Wong, was arrested in June 1999 and deported to Hong Kong without a hearing.

INS officials jailed Wong for five days, denied her an interpreter, strip-searched her twice and refused to provide her with a vegetarian diet, a group spokesman said.

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