Spiting promises, gangsters build temple built on Christian land

Friday, March 24, 2017

This man, a member of the demolition
crew, threatened to skin Bai Fengju
alive for resisting the demolition of his
soybean field. (Photo: ChinaAid)

(Nanyang, Henan—March 24, 2017) Officials violated a promise they made to not raze a Christian's field and build a Buddhist temple on it, ChinaAid learned recently.

When Pastor Bai, sister to Bai Fengju, whose field suffered damage when a government-backed group of gangsters attempted to destroy it and build a temple on June 5, 2016, went to her brother’s residence, she discovered that the structure had been built on his property, as well as a road leading to it. This violated the perpetrators' promise—which they made after the case garnered international media attention—to stop the construction efforts.

Additionally, the field has been filled with sand, and the instigators have been threatening to kill Bai Fengju if he resists, and authorities are ignoring his requests to interfere. As a result, Pastor Bai fears that her brother may be murdered if the media does not continue spotlighting his case.

ChinaAid reports abuses, such as those suffered by Bai Fengju, in order to stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians and promote religious freedom, human rights, and rule of law.

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