(ANS) – According to the China Aid Association at least 10 foreign evangelical church leaders were detained and subsequently deported by the Chinese authorities. In a news release the China Aid Associations (CAA) China-based field investigators said the deportees included including eight Americans, one Taiwanese and an unknown number of South Koreans. The deportation reportedly occurred on Feb. 25. According to the news release from CAA, late on the morning of Feb. 24, more than 100 Chinese security officers from five different government agencies raided an office building used as a temporary house church leadership training site in the suburb of Harbin city, one of the major cities in northeastern China . According to an eyewitness report from a Chinese pastor contained in the news release from CAA, those individuals deported were reportedly attending church with about 140 Chinese house church leaders from a number of Chinese provinces when the raid occurred.
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