Hainan Christians violently beaten for preventing construction on building site of Christian church after government illicitly sold site to developers

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

China Aid Association
August 20, 2013

On the morning of Aug. 13, a number of Christians in Lingao town, Lincheng county, Hainan Province were violently beaten by urban management officers when they tried to prevent construction at a building site. A Christian church was originally intended to be built the building site; however, the site was later secretly sold to developers by the local government. Several children and elderly were injured during the attack. It is also known that two women who were protesting the construction are in a coma as a result of the retaliation.

The police were called by members of the Christian group, but refused to address the attack.

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