ChinaAid Exclusive: Police Force House Church Pastor to Take a Trip to Prevent Interview with Foreign Journalist; House Church Magazine RaidedTuesday, March 27, 2012
China Aid Association
(Jianhu, Jiangsu—March 27, 2012) Local police apprehend took into custody a house church pastor and forced him to go on a five-day trip with them to prevent him from being interviewed by a foreign journalist, ChinaAid has learned.
Zeng Zhengliang, pastor of the Zhongzhuangjia house church in Jianhu county, coastal Jiangsu province, and a member of the Chinese House Church Alliance, was taken away by Jianhu police on March 22, and was not released until the afternoon of March 27.
In a separate development, the offices and warehouse of the well-known house church publications Kernel of Wheat 《麦种》and A Foreign Land 《他乡》in Wenzhou, coastal Zhejiang province, were raided on Monday and four of the magazines’ most important personnel were taken into police custody. There has been no further word about them.
ChinaAid strongly condemns these two police actions in these two different locations and calls on Christians and churches everywhere to intercede in prayer. ChinaAid will continue to monitor developments in both cases.
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