Banned House Church Appeals Court Decision

April 15, 2010

Sichuan A lawsuit has been filed against the Chinese government, objecting a decision made by the An County Bureau for Ethnic and Religious Affairs to ban a Christian worship gathering.  The lawsuit was filed by Gan Yonggui, the paster of the banned house church. The lawsuit claims the court’s decision to ban the house church was based on an “erroneous interpretation of the law, which led to the wrong application of the law.”

Yonggui cites many locations in federal documents, such as the Chinese Constitution, that protect religious freedom.  Yonggui also quoted many international documents that the Chinese government signed into law, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Gan Yonggui’s entire appeal is included in the accompanying PDF.
ChinaAid urges the international community to pray for house church Christians in An County. We urge the An Xian (County) authorities to repeal the ban, to soften their hearts, and to allow the free expression of worship for all believers in their region, according to their basic human rights.  Read more about the persecution of paster Yonggui’s church here.

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