40 Christian Leaders Arrested in Nanyang, 16 Sentenced to Administrative Detention

China Aid Association

Photo: Administrative Dentention Penalty for Mr. Tan who was sentenced to 10 days of dentention.  

(HENAN — December 18, 2008) In Taoling village, Pushan town, Nanyang city, Henan, more than 40 pastors and house church leaders were detained at a Christian leaders’ gathering on December 16, 2008. Officials told them their release required a 1,000 to 2,000 yuan fine. Some of the Christians were released after paying the fine. However, 16 Christians were sentenced to 10 to 15 days administrative detention for engaging in an “illegal religious gathering.” Mr. Yan Linshan, the host of the meeting, received 10 days of administrative detention and a 1,000 yuan fine.
Contact the Public Security Bureau of Nanyang City and let them know your concern for the 16 Christians being held there:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +86-377-63311110 ext. 20193 or 22006
Fax: +86-377-63311110 ext. 22020 or 22013
Address: Public Security Bureau of Nanyang City, No. 1, Zhangheng Lu, Nanyang city, Henan province (zip code: 473000)

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