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Beijing House Church Activist Hua Huiqi Sentenced for 6 Months Secretly

ICC Note: Chinese house church leader tried and sentenced without lawyer present

By Bob Fu
6/4/07 China (China Aid) – CAA learned that Beijing house church activist Hua Huiqi was secretly sentenced to 6 months on June 4, 2007. Neither his wife and his lawyer Mr. Li Dunying were allowed to attend the court trial which lasted about 2 hours from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at Chayang District People’s Court.

He was formally arrested by Beijing Public Security Bureau Chaoyang Branch on February 8, 2007 with the approval of Chaoyang District Prosecutor on the charge of obstruction of justice. Hua’s wife received the official notice from the police on February 10, 2007.

Hua had been under criminal detention on the charge of intervening public affair since January 26. He and his mother were beaten by police from Chaoyang Police Branch, The police even poured cold water over him in the 20 degree temperature…

Hua is an active house church Christian in Beijing . He has been passionately serving the ministry and assisting lots of persecuted Christians and oppressed peasants. “Though the sentence is shorter than anticipated, yet this is not a fair trial,” said Bob Fu who is the former coworker of Hua. “We urge the Chinese government to release both Mr. Hua and his mother in the spirit of 2008 Beijing Olympics.”

Letter of your concern can be sent to:
Premier Wen Jiabao, PRC
PO Box 1741, The State Council, Beijing, PRC (zip code 100017)
Contact Phone?+86-10-66012399

Ms. Wu Aiying, minister of Ministry of Justice of PRC
Address?No. 10, Nan Da Jie, Chaoyangmen, Beijing City (Zip Code: 100020)

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