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(Puyang, Henan—Oct. 22, 2014) Former Nanle County Christian Church Pastor Zhang Shaojie was allowed to meet with his lawyers on Monday after suddenly being transferred from Baitiaohe Prison in Neihuang County, Puyang, to Henan Prison No. 2 in Xinxiang last week. The meeting was the first that has been allowed since before his final appeal hearing on Aug. 21.
Zhang Shaojie’s youngest daughter, Zhang “Shanshan” Linxin, told China Aid that the meeting almost didn’t happen. “When [the lawyers] went [to the prison], they called the management section of the prison from the gate. A section chief received the call and asked whose lawyer the caller was,” Shanshan said.