A meeting of over 40 pastors was raided by about 100 police and government officials in Liaoning province, China. The house church pastors were meeting for a “Unity in Christianity” event a pastor’s house when the raid occurred. Three of the pastors were detained immediately and the others were questioned for hours. The pastor hosting the event was accused of belonging to a “foreign anti-China group.” He has been detained before for lecturing on Christianity and the Chinese legal system.
5/4/2017 China (China Aid) – Authorities in China’s northeaster Liaoning province conducted a massive raid against a gathering of house church pastors on April 26.
Pastors in attendance said that there were more than 40 pastors from house churches across China at the “Unity in Christianity” event hosted by Pastor Guo Pingxi from Kunming, Yunnan. During the proceedings, approximately 100 public security officers and special police, accompanied by several patrol cars, broke into the building.
Three pastors were taken away immediately, while the rest were locked in a room and questioned both in groups and individually. The raid and process of interrogations lasted several hours, and the pastors were accused of participating in illegal gatherings without government permission.