Chinese Christians’ Detentions Upgraded to ‘Black Jail’

China guards pdWenzhou, Zhejiang (China Aid) Authorities placed at least 20 Christians under residential surveillance in China’s coastal Zhejiang province over the past two months.

In China, “residential surveillance in a designated location,” also known as holding in “black jails,” is a more severe form of holding than “criminal detention.” Individuals under residential surveillance are held in undisclosed locations and are unable to speak with family or legal representation.

Two Zhejiang cities in particular, Wenzhou and Jinhua, have had more than 20 people placed under surveillance between Aug. 25 and Oct. 24 based on to preliminary statistics, according to an anonymous Christian in Zhejiang. The source noted that the names of those detained in Jinhua have not been released and believed that the number was likely more than the 20 currently known.

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