(Zhengzhou City, Henan, Province —Jan. 28, 2021) On January 8, prison officials escorted Pastor Zhang Shaojie* to Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, to carry out the five remaining years of his 12-year sentence. Previously held at the Xinxiang, Henan Province facility, Pastor Zhang will spend his first two months in the new prison in “concentrated education.”
Zhang Shaojie was sentenced to 12 years of fixed-term imprisonment by the Nanle County People’s Court for Crimes of Fraud and Assembling a crowd to disrupt social order. …
The condition of the prison is unknown because (we) have not been granted visitations yet, Our family feels that the sudden transfer is not a good sign.
In a December 2019 video, Ms. Zhan condemned CCP authorities:
Zhang Shaojie, who has served six years in prison, petitioned to file an appeal which has yet to be approved. Pastor Zhang is serving his sentence in the Second Prison of Xinxiang, Henan Province, where his family visits him every month. On the afternoon of December 13 of the same year, Pastor Zhang third younger sister and his wife, Wang Fengrui, travelled together to visit him. It was evident to them that he “felt like a different person.”
Ms. Wang said that Pastor Zhang has been taking a small white pill for most of the year. During many visits, family members repeatedly told him to try to avoid taking this medicine, but Pastor Zhang argued that because he has high blood pressure, he must not skip a dose, that it would be very uncomfortable for him. He said the prison doctor told him that “the rising of your blood pressure will affect your life.” In December 2019, during their scheduled visit, family members noticed Pastor Zhang’s mental state was failing; that his personality had drastically changed.
~ Psalm 43: 1–3 (NKJV)