(Qu County, Sichuan—March 10, 2014) A believer from the Youqing Church, located in China’s southwestern Sichuan province, was stripped of his clothes, bound and forced to endure cold temperatures and rain while being physically and verbally assaulted by local officials on March 1.
Yang, 50, whose first name is currently unknown, was lured to a local government department in Lifu Township, in Qu County, a subdivision of the city of Dazhou. Upon arrival, officials grabbed Yang and stripped his clothes from his body. He was then taken outside, where it began to rain, and bound with a rope. Temperatures that day ranged from a low of 27 degrees Fahrenheit to a high of 54 F.