House Church Raided in Hubei and Henan Province; More Than 20 Christians Arrested and in Police Custody
Contact: Bob Fu, China Aid Association, Inc., 267-205-5210, info@ChinaAid.org
MIDLAND, Texas, July 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- China Aid Association learned that one house church in Hubei province was attacked on July 21, 2006, and more than 20 Christians were arrested.
Eyewitnesses and family members of the victims reported to CAA that the raid and arrests happened around 1 PM on July 21st, when 43 Christians were having their fellowship meeting at a reception family in Shen Fan village, Chen Dian Town, Anlu city, Hubei province.
6 policemen from the local police station in Chen Dian township (2 of them are plain-clothed) involved in the raid, searched the house, confiscated the Christian books, and took 20 of the service participants to the Chen Dian police Station.
Some Christians were released at about 5:30 PM, including the wife of the reception family. Others were taken to the Public Security Bureau in An Lu City. They were given of 10-15 days of detention by the police.
The Christians still in detention are:
Brother Sun Yaozhou, Brother He Luohua, Brother Wang Dayou, Brother Fang Aiwen, Sister Huang Zhiying, Sister Fang Mingzhen, Sister Hu Yuzhen, Sister Zhang Jianfang
CAA also learned on July 19, a House Church at Guo village, Lang Town, Zhu Ma Dian City, Henan province was raided while having a Christian worship service by the PSB of Zhu Ma Dian city. More than 60 House Church Christians were interrogated for several hours and then released later that day.
Call the Chinese Embassy in the US to show your concern:
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
2300 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC 20008
Tel:(202) 328-2500 Fax: (202) 588-0032
Director of Religious Affairs: (202) 328-2512
Issued by China Aid Association on July 21, 2006
This press release is available in Chinese online at: http://www.chinaaid.org/chinese_site/press_release_detail.php?id=686