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ICC welcomes the release of Zhang Shengqi and hopes that China would move to easing pressure on the vast underground Christian population there. The following story can be read in full by following the link below.

(Christian Post) – One of three prominent house church leaders sentenced up to three years in prison last year for “leaking state secrets” was recently released, sources reported Tuesday. Zhang Shengqi, who was detained in November 2003 and sentenced to one year in prison last August, recently returned to his home in eastern China ‘s Shandong province, said Yin Weihong, a veteran Chinese democracy activist in the southeastern city of Wenzhou . According to the Associated Press, a family member at Zhang’s home contacted by phone confirmed he was back but said he had gone out.