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American Educated Chinese Scholar Bai Cheng and His Coworker Sister Zhang Yu Released from Detention

ICC Note:

A house church leader and his sister were released from imprisonment under charges of membership in an “Evil Cult the Shouter Group” yesterday in large part due to international attention and funding from CAA. The siblings were imprisoned on January 29th during a youth Bible study.


3/7/08 China (ChinaAid) CAA has learned that House Church leader Bai Cheng and his coworker sister Zhang Yu were released from his detention at 10pm, March, 6 (Beijing Time). Both of them were detained on January 29 th when they led a Bible study with a group of young people. They were accused as ’suspects of Evil Cult the Shouter Group” members.Mr. Bai Cheng and sister Zhang Yu were released when prosecutors determined there was insufficient evidence to convict them of the charge of “evil cult membership”.

International attention brought to the case as well as legal funding by CAA played a major role in the Government’s decision to release the two Christians.

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