NANYANG, Henan (China Aid) — “I’ll skin you alive if you dare to complain again,” an official told a Christian in China’s central Henan province as a demolition team reclaimed his property on June 12.
A gang hired by government officials seized a three-acre soybean field on June 12 belonging to Bai Fengju, a local Christian, in order to build a Buddhist temple on the site. A week earlier, they forcibly took the land only to later return it, offer him 2,000 Yuan (U.S. $304) in compensation and personally apologize after another Christian posted pictures of the bulldozed field on social media. However, despite the apparent reconciliation, the gang returned and resumed digging trenches, building walls for the temple and destroying crops.
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