30 Chinese Christians Held by Police in Government Crackdown

China-pdFOSHAN, Guangdong (China Aid)  Government personnel in China’s southern Guangdong province seized 30 members of a house church in early July and took them to a local station for interrogation.

On the morning of July 10, officials from the religious affairs bureau and police department interrupted Olive Tree Church’s weekly worship service and took pictures of the scene. After confiscating church property, they took 30 of the congregants to the police station for questioning, sealed the church building and banned its members from meeting.

They also summoned Jiang Jianping, a church leader, and charged him with, “conducting activities in the name of a social organization without registration.” When Jiang Jianping’s mother was brought to the police station, she collapsed and was rushed to a hospital.

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