China Aid Association
(Hubei – January 27, 2008) China Aid has learned that House Church members in, Jiang’an District’s Wuhan City were banned from using their building by Government officials on October, 31 of 2007. Officials declared that pastor Zhao Fuhai and his congregation were in violation of State regulations by holding worship services in an “unregistered religious site”. They then confiscated 3,000 Yuan from the offertory box before banning the building from being used by the church. The congregation must now search for an alternate location to hold services in.
Fear of reprisals from Government officials is a constant threat to house church members, who simply wish to worship in freedom and security. The Government’s action towards this house church, as well as countless others, is clear proof that the CPC is not progressing in its stance on religious freedom, but rather increasing its persecution among the house church in China.
To communicate your concern over this incident, please contact:
Chinese Embassy in Washington DC
Address: 2201 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20007
Tel: (202) 338-6688, (202)5889760
Fax: (202) 588-9760
Wuhan City Public Security Bureau: 86- 027-85874400
Direct line of the Bureau Chief: 86-027-85876666
Hotline for the Public Security Bureau: 86-027-85396666
Issued by CAA January 27, 2008
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