House Church Leaders Arrested in Anhui Province
4/1/07 China (China Aid Association) 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 imprisonment. 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 Changrongs daughter Ms. Jiang Xueli can be reached at +86-137-1885-8360(Beijing); Ms. Gu Changrongs brother Mr. Gu Zhaoliang can be reached at +86-413-3492-171（H）