Chinese Pastors Arrested During Seminary Class Without Warrant
ICC Note: Two pastors were arrested in China last Wednesday by 14 Chinese officials. The victims were teaching their scheduled seminary classes when the police abruptly interrupted them and took them without a warrant or proof of any legal documentation. According to the police, the two pastors do not have proper credentials to teach or operate the school.
5/29/2018 China (Christian News) – Officials interrupted a seminary class in China’s eastern Jiangsu province on Wednesday and brought away two pastors without displaying any warrants.
Saying that the seminary lacked proper credentials for operating a school, approximately seven police officers and several agents from the local religious affairs bureau broke into the classroom at 10 a.m. on May 23 and threatened to arrest the teacher and more than 20 students without giving any legal documentation.
The class negotiated with the police and questioned which law allowed them to arbitrarily arrest people, and the argument became physical. In the end, a Christian said, “The police softened a little, but they still brought away Pastor Fang and Pastor Wang.” They also took down ID card information while the students sang hymns.
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