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“An extravagant wish”: Wife of Gao Zhisheng reflects on his five years of forced disappearance

(ChinaAid, Washington DC—September 20, 2022) ChinaAid and Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation hosted an event honoring Gao Zhisheng, a renowned Chinese human rights lawyer who forcibly disappeared five years ago. During the press conference, Geng He, the wife of Gao, read a statement reflecting on the five years since her husband’s disappearance. ChinaAid previously awarded

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Linfen Covenant House Church’s Li Jie criminally detained on suspicion of “fraud” 

Preacher Li Jie’s criminal detention notice (Photo: ChinaAid source) (Linfen, Shanxi province – September 8, 2022) Authorities criminally detained Linfen Covenant House Church’s preacher Li Jie on suspicion of “fraud” at Yaodu District Detention Center. His wife Li Shanshan received the detention notice issued by Linfen public security bureau. Li Jie’s family and another preacher

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Update: Early Rain member charged with “assaulting a police officer”

The criminal detention notice for A Xin (Photo: ChinaAid source) (Chengdu, China—August 18, 2022) On the evening of August 15, Zhao Qing, a congregant of Early Rain Covenant Church, came to the police station and picked up the criminal detention notice for her husband, Xing Hongwei (pen name: A Xin). Authorities arrested Xing while raiding

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Beijing Zion Church raided during Sunday service

Beijing Zion Church’s prayer request letter (Photo: ChinaAid source) (Beijing, China – August 17, 2022) On August 14, Beijing Zion Church’s branch in the Mentougou district was raided during Sunday service.       When Pastor Yang Jun was preaching around 10 AM, more than 10 individuals from the Mentougou District Culture and Tourism Bureau, community

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Elder Hao Ming’s condition improves

Elder Zhang Chunlei (left) with Elder Hao Ming, both imprisoned  for the fictitious charge of “fraud” (Photo: ChinaAid source)   (Deyang, Sichuan province—August 15, 2022) Last week, Early Rain Covenant Church disclosed in the prayer request that the representative lawyer met with Elder Hao Ming in Deyang Detention Center. The attorney disclosed that Hao’s health improved.

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Authorities raid Early Rain Covenant Church gathering, one detained

Police raided Early Rain Covenant Church, resulting in one violent arrest (Photo: ChinaAid source) (Chengdu, Sichuan province—August 15, 2022) Early Rain Covenant Church disclosed that Chengdu authorities raided their in-person gathering yesterday. Police required congregants to register their ID numbers. Some members refused to register their IDs, resulting in one violent arrest.       

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56 organizations call for sanctions on CCP officials implicated in the Xinjiang Police Files

Kerimjan Mutellip, a 19-year-old detainee in Xinjiang (Xinjiang Police Files by Victims of Communism)       (ChinaAid—August 11, 2022) Evidence from the Xinjiang Police Files implicated four high-ranking Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members in the extermination of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Turkic minorities in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Over 50 human rights organizations called

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Americans visit Mayflower Church to prevent potential kidnapping

Deana Brown of FSI with members of the Mayflower Church (Photo: Deana Brown) (ChinaAid—August 11, 2022) In the last several months, options dwindled for the Mayflower Church and Pastor Yonggang. The South Korean government refused to grant them asylum due to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) influence. Church members sought resettlement options, and American partners visited

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Zhang Chenghao’s wife suddenly detained

Zhang Chenghao and Guo Juan of Zion Reformed (Photo: ChinaAid source) (Taiyuan, Shanxi province—August 5, 2022) On the morning of August 5, a trial was held against minister An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao of Zion Reformed Church. They both faced charges of “illegally crossing the national border.” Zhang Chenghao’s wife Guo Juan attended the trial, and

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Elder Hao Ming prevented from attending his mother’s funeral

Memorial Ceremony for Elder Ming Hao’s mother (Photo: ChinaAid source) (Deyang, Sichuan—August 5, 2022) At 3:06 AM on August 3, Yin Zhixiu, mother of former elder Hao Ming of Early Rain Qingcaodi Church in Deyang, passed away. Elder Hao, who was detained in prison, did not know of his mother’s passing. He was kept from saying

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An Yankui’s wife detained right before his trial

  An Yankui with his family (Photo: ChinaAid source) (Taiyuan, Shanxi province—August 5, 2022) Yesterday, Zion Reformed in Taiyuan sent out prayer requests for Minister An Yankui and Zhang Chenghao, both charged with “illegally crossing the national border.” Their trial will be this morning.  Yao Congya, An Yankui’s wife, was taken away by police before

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Upcoming prayer service for Gao Zhisheng

Renown human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng (Photo: The Epoch Times) (Taiwan—August 4, 2022) The historic Chapel of the Jinan Presbyterian Church in Taiwan will hold a Taizé prayer service for Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng on the evening of August 10.      According to a bulletin of the Jinan Presbyterian Church, Chinese human

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