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Nanle County Christians face threat of persecution over weekend

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Zhang Shanshan
China Aid Association

(Nanle County, Henan—Jan. 21, 2014) Believers in Nanle County, in central China’s Henan province, continue to face persecution over the weekend.

On Sunday, more than 20 people attended the worship service at the Nanle County Christian Church, but a believer said that the rest of the congregation dared no attempt to go to church for fear of persecution.

In addition, Zhang Shanshan, the youngest daughter of imprisoned Pastor Zhang Shaojie (http://www.chinaaid.org/2013/11/update-three-self-sanctioned-church.html), said yesterday that the Nanle County Public Security Bureau has continued to pursue her.

“When I was going home this afternoon in the street, my mother called me, and she told me not to loiter in the street as she is afraid I would disappear like last time,” Zhang Shanshan said. “[My aunt] said the leader of the Public Security Bureau’s Criminal Police Squad is looking for me, and that he wants me to go the Public Security Bureau.

Meanwhile, Public Sercurity agents in Xuzhou city, in China’s coastal Jiangsu province installed a security camera outside the door of one man’s home. While the Public Security Bureau’s motive are unclear, it is believed that this surveillance is related to Geng Guang’s concern for the Nanle County religious case.

ChinaAid was unable to gather more information because of a police presence at Geng’s home during the scheduled phone interview.

ChinaAid will continue to monitor the situation in both Nanle County and Xuzhou and update as appropriate. We ask the Christian community worldwide to lift these believers up in prayer.

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Rachel Ritchie, English Media Director
Cell: (432) 553-1080 | Office: 1+ (888) 889-7757 | Other: (432) 689-6985
Website: www.chinaaid.org