Chinese Church Leader Beaten by Authorities

China I-compressedZHEJIANG, China (China Aid)  In a written testimony, the leader of a house church in China’s coastal Zhejiang was beaten by a group led by the local Communist Party Secretary.

He Jiyi, leader of Xialing Christian Church, released a written report detailing a visit from Shuangyu Villiage Party Secretary Zheng Hele, and a village resident named Xu Jianyun. While attempting to pressure He into withdrawing a lawsuit that Xialing Church recently filed, Xu began to beat He thoroughly.

Later, when attempting to report the incident to the police, He discovered that the officer who had taken down his account had changed many of the details, to the point that He refused to sign it as a true account.

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