House Church Leaders Arrested in Liaoning and Anhui Province

China Aid Association
(Midland, Texas — March 31, 2007) China Aid
Association learns that on March 14, 2007 the local police in Qingyuan county, Fushun city, Liaoning
province arrested a house church leader. 54-year-old
Christian Ms. Gu Changrong was arrested while she was sharing her faith to Mr.
Yu Mingfu who is the secretary of the Communist Party of her village. Mr. Yu
called the police accusing Ms. Gu “poising Communist Party members” with
Christian message. Three PSB members took away Ms. Gu. According to Ms. Gu’s
relatives, Ms. Gu was sentenced to 1 year re-education through labor for “using
evil cult organizations to obstruct the exercising of state
laws”. None of her relatives has received any formal notice of her sentence
since her arrest. She is serving her sentence at Ma San Jia Labor Camp which is
internationally known for its harsh treatment and torture against thousands of
imprisoned Falun Gong practioners there. Ms. Gu with her husband Mr. Jiang Senshan
work in Beijing.

They were visiting their hometown when the arrest happened.
CAA also
learned that recently two house church leaders in Anhui province were arrested. Pastor Chen
Jiaxi of Chencun village, Wuhu
county was arrested in January 4, 2007 for distributing free bibles and other
Christian literatures to house church members. His relative told CAA pastor
Chen will be put on trial soon. His official criminal charge is “illegal
business management.” He could be convicted and sentenced to up to three years
impriosnment. In October 15, 2006 Pastor Chen was jailed for so-called “illegal
religious gathering”. 42 days later, He was released without charge after being
forced to pay 12000Yuan(US$1500). Moreover, pastor Chen Lianmin of Ma An Shan
city was arrested on Febuary 23 for leading a bible study class with some high
school students. He was released recently but his computer and other Christian
literatures were confiscated.

For more details of
Liaoning case, Ms. Gu Changrong’s daughter Ms. Jiang Xueli can be reached at +86-137-1885-8360(Beijing); Ms. Gu Changrong’s brother Mr. Gu Zhaoliang can be reached at +86-413-3492-171?H?

Issued by China Aid
Association on March 31, 2007.

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