Christian Mao Minzi Sentenced to Re-education Through Labor

China Aid Association
Photo: Louyang Municipal Re-education Through Labor Management Committee’s Decision Statement against Mao Minzi.

(HENAN — December 11, 2008) On November 10, 2008, house church Christian Mr. Mao Minzi, was sentenced to one year of re-education through labor for “organizing an illegal religious gathering”. Christian attorney Li Baiguang will defend Mao Minzi with the help of ChinaAid’s Legal Defense Fund.
Mao Minzi, age 55, met with other house church Christians at the home of Ms. Wang Xiuzhen located in Zhang village, Cangtou township of Xin’an county, Henan province on January 11, 2008.  Authorities confiscated a large number of Christian books and discs and have not returned them. Mao Minzi was detained by authorities on November 3, 2008 and sentenced on November 10, 2008.
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Group 23, Yangshi village, Cangtou township, Xin’an county, Henan province, China.

Read the Louyang Municipal Re-education Through Labor Management Committee’s Decision Statement against Mao Minzi.
Find out ways you can help Christians like Mao Minzi who are in prison for their faith.
UPDATE December 17:  In Henan province, the local court refused to take up the case for administrative law suit regarding Pastor Mao Minzi’s one-year re-education through labor sentence on December 15, 2008. ChinaAid contacts report that the local people’s court said a phone call from higher authority requested them not to take the case.


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