5 Christians officially arrested after church demolition, authorities cut power supply



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Four of the arrest papers, which list the crime
of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.”
From top left, clockwise: Huang Xiangju,
Zhang Di, Guo Chungai, and Zhao Wenjing.
ChinaAid

Updated on June 29, 2017, at 5:04 p.m. CDT

(Shangqiu, Henan—June 22, 2017) After a month-long detention in China’s central Henan province, authorities officially arrested five church leaders on June 8. Additionally, after demolishing the church building, officials cut off power in the Christians’ new meeting place.

Four leaders of Shuangmiao Church in Shangqiu, Henan were arrested during the demolition of their in-construction church building on May 5. The four were Huang Xiangju, Zhao Wenjing, Guo Chungai, and Lü Yuexia. Additionally, a pastor from a neighboring church, Zhang Di, was arrested with the other four, after he helped with the construction.

An anonymous member of Shuangmiao Church spoke to the reporter on June 17, and revealed that the church members had attempted to gather after the demolition but were forbidden to do so. Using wood, they tried to construct a temporary meeting place in front of the original church, but officials prevented the meetings.

“We don’t have any light, either,” the church member said. “The government workers took away the electricity meter and cut off the wires.”

ChinaAid reports on abuses against Christians such as those arrested at the demolition of Shuangmiao Church in order to support and raise awareness for house churches in China and Christian believers facing government persecution.



Ningling County Public Security Bureau

Arrest Notice

Ningling County Public Security Bureau Arrest Notice [2017] No. 10079

Li Zhaowu:

After obtaining the permission from the Ningling County People's Procuratorate, the bureau arrested Huang Xiangju, who is suspected of picking quarrels and provoking troubles and unlawful detention, at 4 p.m. on June 8, 2017. Huang is now detained at the Shangqiu Municipal Detention Center.



Ningling County Public Security Bureau
June 8, 2017



Note: The address of the detention center: Pingtai Town, Development Zone, Shangqiu

This notice should be handed to the family members of the person arrested



Ningling County Public Security Bureau

Arrest Notice

Ningling County Public Security Bureau Notice [2017] No. 10082

Pan Baozhong:

After obtaining permission from the Ningling County People’s Procuratorate, the bureau arrested Zhao Wenjing, who is suspected of picking quarrels and provoking troubles and illegal detention, at 3 a.m. on June 8, 2017. Zhao is now detained at the Shangqiu Municipal Detention Center.



Ningling County Public Security Bureau 
June 8, 2017



Note: The address of the detention center: Pingtai Town, Development Zone, Shangqiu
This notice should be handed to the family members of the person arrested



Ningling County Public Security Bureau

Arrest Notice 


Ningling County Public Security Bureau Arrest Notice [2017] No. 10078

Chang Yanci:


After obtaining permission from the Ningling County People’s Procuratorate, the bureau arrested Zhang Di, who is suspected of picking quarrels and provoking troubles and illegal detention at 10 a.m. on June 8, 2017. Zhang is now detained at the Ningling County Detention Center.



Ningling County Public Security Bureau 
June 8, 2017



Note: The address of the detention center: Ningyang Street, Guan Town, Ningling County

This notice should be handed to the family members of the person arrested  



Ningling County Public Security Bureau

Arrest Notice 


Ningling County Public Security Bureau Arrest Notice [2017] No. 10081

Zhang Hongpo:

After obtaining permission from the Ningling County People’s Procuratorate, the bureau arrested Guo Chungai, who is suspected of picking quarrels and provoking troubles and unlawful detention, at 3 p.m. on June 8, 2017. Guo is now detained at the Shangqiu Municipal Detention Center.



Ningling County Public Security Bureau 
June 8, 2017



Note: Address of the detention center: Pingtai Town, Development Zone, Shangqiu

This notice should be handed to the family members of the person arrested

 
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