» 06/06/2011, 00.00
Arrest of Shouwang Christians and other believers relentless
Yesterday, 20 more members of the Church of Shouwang were arrested, some of their leaders are under house arrest for over two months. Beijing wants to suppress any religious activity outside the control of the Communist Party.
Persecution mounts against the Church of Shouwang
Police yesterday arrested the faithful gathered in the square to pray for the 6th consecutive week. Dozens of followers are now under arrest at home every weekend. Meanwhile, dozens of the faithful are losing their job or home, under pressure from the authorities. But the case is becoming international.
Shouwang Christians will not give up, they pray in public and the police arrest them
For the seventh consecutive Sunday, police arrest the faithful, including elderly and children, one only 2 years old. Experts say the authorities may ban the group and the incarcerate leader. Beijing seems determined to crush any dissent, particularly religious.
Fourth Sunday in a row, police arrest Shouwang Christian for praying
The followers of the Shouwang home church for four Sundays gather in the square to pray, after the authorities evicted them from their premises. Every time the police arrest dozens of Christians and their pastors are confined at home for a month.
Story of ordinary religious repression in China
Threats, physical and psychological violence and, finally, the simple restriction of freedom: this is how the regime in Beijing treats Chinese Christians, the story of a delegate who wanted to attend the Protestant conference on evangelisation in South Africa.
Henan, Protestant pastor arrested for defending faithful from authorities
Zhang Shaojie leads the Christian community of Nanle: Communist officials "invited him for an interview" and he has since disappeared. In a raid on his church 20 other Christians were arrested. The pastor's family had to flee from the area. Zhang is a member of the Three-Self Movement , the "official " Protestant Church built by Mao.
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