Christians seized for gathering

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

A Christian woman sits
behind bars in this undated photo.
(Photo: ChinaAid Stock Image)

(Shihezi, Xinjiang—Oct. 8, 2019) Authorities seized at least three Christians after attacking an unregistered church in Xinjiang on Friday.

At around 11:00 p.m. on Oct. 4, the police broke into the church and took Christians into custody. Of them, three were sentenced to 8-10 days in detention for “illegal gatherings.”

In China, authorities often accuse churches that are not registered with the government of operating illegally. However, Article 36 of the Chinese Constitution guarantees Chinese citizens freedom of religious belief.

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