Pastor will not appeal sentence

Early Rain Covenant Church Pastor Wang Yi.
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(Chengdu, Sichuan—Jan. 8, 2020) Early Rain Covenant Church Pastor Wang Yi has decided not to appeal his nine-year sentence.

Wang was taken into custody on Dec. 9, 2018, along with around 100 other members of his church. He received the charges of “illegal business operations” and “inciting subversion of state power.”

Officials tried him in secret on Dec. 26, 2019, and sentenced him to nine years behind bars on Dec. 30.

According to Chinese attorney Zhang Peihong, Wang does not plan to appeal his sentence.

This story will be updated once more information becomes available.

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