The following is a brief report by human rights group ChinaAid on the raid of an “underground” house church in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi. These types of raids are not uncommon and unfortunately often go unreported. ICC works with ChinaAid to help bring relief to Christians in China persecuted for their faith.
07/08/2012 China (ChinaAid) – Police in Jiangxi province raided a house church in Lichuan county last month, detaining three church workers and confiscating church property, ChinaAid has learned.
The raid on the Houcun village house church occurred at 11 a.m. on June 5. Police said it was an illegal meeting and confiscated the church’s Sunday school books, computers and projectors. Three church workers were detained, but were released at 2 p.m. The confiscated items have not been returned, however, and the police say they will only be turned over to the church’s “responsible person.”
The phone number for the head of the Houcun village police station, surnamed Wang, is 13879458288.