China Aid Association
Photo: handwritten testimony by the two sisters
(Yunan Province- February 14, 2008) China Aid has learned that two Christian women, Meng Xiu Lan- 55, and Zhou Cheng Xiu- 53, were detained by police in Jun Tun County on February 2, 2008. Policemen from the Jun Tun police department detained the women after they were found distributing Christmas cards. The two women were first threatened and mocked by police before being stripped completely nude and frisked violently.
Police then handcuffed the two women and escorted them back to their homes. After searching the homes, police illegally confiscated CDs, handouts, Bibles, song books and calendars, without proper documentation.
The suffering and humiliation that these two Christian women were forced to endure is both shocking and horrendous. The PRC has failed to be consistent in its rhetoric on religious freedom and rule of law.
Such behavior should not be tolerated by any society, especially one chosen to host the World Olympic Games. We encourage world leaders, including President Bush, who plan to attend the Olympic games to voice their concern to the Chinese leaders about the deteriorating condition of religious freedom within China. We also encourage the CPC to make amends to these innocent victims by restoring the property and dignity that was wrongfully taken from them.
To voice your concern directly to the White House, please contact:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Issued by CAA February 14, 2008
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