- A Chinese religious movement is in the spotlight after its members were charged with murder
- Eastern Lightning, said to believe in a female, Chinese Christ figure, is banned in China
- Analysts estimate it may have up to a million members, and is seen by Beijing as a threat
This story was first published on June 6, 2014. This version has been updated to reflect the latest developments in the case.
Hong Kong (CNN)The group was approaching fellow diners at a McDonald's restaurant in an eastern Chinese city on a Wednesday night, asking for their cellphone numbers, when one woman refused.