(Compass) Chinese Christians gave evidence of persecution at a special meeting called by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) in April. The speakers included Xu Yongze of the Born Again house church movement and Brother Yun, subject of the best-selling autobiography The Heavenly Man, who testified to beatings, imprisonment, torture and harassment. Female members of the South China Church also testified to torture and sexual assault at the hands of police officers. Their evidence was supported by official documents and a video showing the destruction of a church in Zhejiang province. However, when the United States moved to censure China for its poor human rights record 27, member states voted with China against the move. You have a lot of authoritarian countries who are members of the UN and of the commission, Nicholas Becquelin of Human Rights in China said. These states share with China the opposition to the scrutiny of their human rights situations.