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Liao Zhongxiu, leader of a house church in Qu County, Sichuan, is arrested

Friday, March 11, 2011

China Aid Association
(Sichuan, China--March 11, 2011) At 5 p.m. local time, March 10, Ms. Liao Zhongxiu, leader of a house church in Qu County, Sichuan Province, was arrested on so called “suspicion of utilizing a cult organization in undermining the implementation of the state law and regulations.” She is currently detained at Qu County Detention Center.

At about 3:30 p.m. local time, September 26, 2010, Youqing Church in Qu County, Dazhou, Sichuan Province was raided by the local Public Security Bureau (PSB). The police officers smashed the items of the church, confiscated books, took people to the local police station and then forced their families to pay money to bail them out. At 5 p.m., September 29, some Christians of the church went to the PSB station to negotiate in the hope of retrieving the confiscated items in accordance with law. It ended up with five of the believers were arrested on the spot and were detained for 15 days.
Click here for last year’s detailed report of the case by ChinaAid. http://www.chinaaid.org/2010/09/update-on-youqing-church.html
After the persecution, Ms. Liao Zhongxiu led the members of the church in hiring attorneys to defend the legitimate rights of the church. The local government takes revenge on her.
China Aid Association denounces the illegal conduct of the local government in Qu County and urges it to release Liao Zhongxiu immediately.
“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5: 10


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