Pompeo takes strong stance on pastor's imprisonment



Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Wang Yi (left) on a visit to a Washington, D.C., in 2006.
(Photo: ChinaAid)

(Washington, D.C.—Jan. 1, 2020) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a strong statement yesterday on the jailing of Chinese Pastor Wang Yi.

On Monday, Wang was found guilty of "illegal business operations" and "inciting subversion of state power." He received these charges because of his pastoring of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, Sichuan.

He has been behind bars since Dec. 9, 2018, when around 100 members of his church were taken into custody.

Upon hearing of Wang's sentence, ChinaAid President and Founder Dr. Bob Fu contacted Pompeo and asked him to make a public statement. The Secretary of State responded on Twitter, saying:
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