» 03/24/2016, 09.17
Zhang Kai, lawyer who defends China’s crosses from demolition, is released
After appearing on television to "confess his crimes" and spending six months under "house arrest", the lawyer was released. Together with activists for civil liberties, he defended the Christian churches against Zhejiang province authorities.
26/02/2016 09:14:00 CHINA
Zhejiang, Zhang Kai, the "defender of the crosses", accused of being a "criminal mastermind"
The Christian lawyer is known for his defense in court of the churches that are threatened with demolition or removal of the crosses. He had “disappeared" for several months. Now he is accused by state media of organizing illegal religious meetings, accepting money and training from foreigners to overthrow the government, having disturbed public order.
The US calls on Beijing to "immediately" release jailed Christian lawyer and pastors
Dave Saperstein, American envoy with responsibility on religious freedom, was to meet with religious leaders and activists committed to freedom of worship. The night before a raid was triggered by the authorities: "A particularly alarming development".
26/02/2016 12:38:00 CHINA
Zhejiang Protestant pastor sentenced to 14 years for defending Cross
Bao Guohua, his wife and 10 other Jinhua Protestant faithful guilty of "embezzlement, disturbing public order, illegal commercial activities, concealment of financial documents and bills." He had hired 11 lawyers to prevent the demolition of the sacred symbol from his church. Televised “confession" of lawyer Zhang Kai: "I wanted money and fame, I have used religion to make myself known. Foreigners incited me against the government. "
02/08/2016 09:49:00 CHINA
Amid many injustices, trial of Human Rights lawyer opens
Zhai Yanmin is accused of "subversion of state power." Last year about 300 lawyers arrested. Dozens more in police custody. The authorities have never allowed the relatives of the detainees to visit them; They seized the wives and even small children of some to bend them to confess their "crimes". Wang Yu's "confession".
12/05/2016 11:36:00 CHINA
Protestant pastor who protested cross demolitions is released
The authorities released Zhang Chongzhu, the official church pastor in Pyongyang in Zhejiang. He sent word outside China about the government's new campaign and invited them to "stand in a circle and watch" as the crosses are demolished in the Chinese province.
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