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House Church Leaders Arrested in Liaoning and Anhui Province

Posted by radiofreechina on March 31, 2007

Midland, Texas (March 31, 2007)
House Church Leaders Arrested in Liaoning and Anhui Province
China Aid Association learns that on March 14, 2007 the local police in Qingyuan county, Fushun city, Liaoning province arrested a house church leader. 54-year-old Christian Ms. Gu Changrong was arrested while she was sharing her faith to Mr. Yu Mingfu who is the secretary of the Communist Party of her village. Mr. Yu called the police accusing Ms. Gu “poising Communist Party members” with Christian message. Three PSB members took away Ms. Gu. According to Ms. Gu’s relatives, Ms. Gu was sentenced to 1 year re-education through labor for “using evil cult organizations to obstruct the exercising of state laws”. None of her relatives has received any formal notice of her sentence since her arrest. She is serving her sentence at Ma San Jia Labor Camp which is internationally known for its harsh treatment and torture against thousands of imprisoned Falun Gong practioners there. Ms. Gu with her husband Mr. Jiang Senshan work in Beijing. They were visiting their hometown when the arrest happened.

CAA also learned that recently two house church leaders in Anhui province were arrested. Pastor Chen Jiaxi of Chencun village, Wuhu county was arrested in January 4, 2007 for distributing free bibles and other Christian literatures to house church members. His relative told CAA pastor Chen will be put on trial soon. His official criminal charge is “illegal business management.” He could be convicted and sentenced to up to three years impriosnment. In October 15, 2006 Pastor Chen was jailed for so-called “illegal religious gathering”. 42 days later, He was released without charge after being forced to pay 12000Yuan(US$1500). Moreover, pastor Chen Lianmin of Ma An Shan city was arrested on Febuary 23 for leading a bible study class with some high school students. He was released recently but his computer and other Christian literatures were confiscated.
For more details of Liaoning case, Ms. Gu Changrong’s daughter Ms. Jiang Xueli can be reached at +86-137-1885-8360(Beijing); Ms. Gu Changrong’s brother Mr. Gu Zhaoliang can be reached at +86-413-3492-171(H)
Issued by China Aid Association on March 31, 2007.
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