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ICC Note: In a short video obtained by ChinaAid Christians belonging to a house church in Inner Mongolia, China, are confronted and arrested by police after their church was banned by the Religious Affairs Bureau. Two of the Christians arrested during the incident remain behind bars nearly a month later. China continues to crack down on unregistered religious groups, including the millions of Christians who choose to worship at unregistered “house” churches. It is believed that thousands of Christians are currently serving sentences in “re-education through labor” camps around China. House church Christians can be sent to these camps for as long as four years without standing trial.  To see the video, click on the “Full Story” link at the bottom of the page. 
9/9/2013 China (ChinaAid) – In Aug. 2013, Wang Yongfeng and five other Christians in A Lashan county, Inner Mongolia were arrested by local policemen because they continued to have fellowship after being banned by the local Religious Affairs Bureau (RAB). These Christians were fined 500 yuan per person. Three, including Wang were released after 15 days of detention, but the other two church members remain in custody.
The believers from Wang’s church originally separated from a local Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) church due to a difference in opinion concerning whether the church was led by the Holy Spirit or the Communist Party.
After separating from the TSPM church, the group was banned by the local RAB. The RAB also illegally destroyed and ransacked the church building and beat many believers. Believers filed suit against the RAB after the incident, but the A Lashan court refused to accept the suit, which violated administrative procedure law. After learning of the church’s attempt to file suit, A Lashan Public Security Bureau claimed that the attempt violated the “Public Security Administration Punishment Law” and attempted to arrest the followers.

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