Elderly Christian couple forced to accommodate CCP police officers

Friday, November 5, 2021

Police officers forcibly moving into a home
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(Chengdu, Sichuan— November 5, 2021) On the evening of November 1, several police officers visited an elderly Christian couple from Early Rain Covenant Church and forcibly moved into their house. They did not show any legal documents or warrants.


The elderly couple tried to accommodate Brother Shen Bing and his wife, Sister Li Xiaofeng, through legal avenues. Shen and Li recently faced a second eviction by government officials as they moved back to Chengdu. The police officers, however, would not allow the couples to live together, so they forcibly moved in for face-to-face monitoring.


Sister Li Xiaofeng after her release in 2019
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Brother Shen Bing and his wife, Sister Li Xiaofeng, are members of Early Rain Covenant Church’s Tashui group. Li worked as the librarian for Early Rain until her arrest during the 2018 crackdown. Shen became a believer after the crackdown and served two sentences for his faith. After Li was released on bail in June of 2019, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) forced the couple to move to a different city.


They recently moved back to Chengdu and visited Brother Dai Zhichao’s family on November 1. Dai and his family planned to take a break from constant harassment and persecution, but authorities detained them in their own home.


At first, several unknown, masked assailants stopped Dai’s family from leaving. The leader of this group said Early Rain Covenant Church was an illegal organization. They claimed to have the authority to educate, convert, and take administrative or even criminal compulsory measures against Dai and his family. Shen Bing and Li Xiaofeng were taken to the police station for visiting Dai Zhichao during his in-house detention.


At around 8 PM, police picked up Shen and his wife from Dayi County Police Department. They were not allowed to go back to their rental home in Chengdu, forcing them to attempt legal accommodations with the elderly couple.


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