China Aid Association(Suqian city, Jiangsu – Oct. 6, 2011) ChinaAid has learned that after Pastor Shi Enhao, head of Suqian House Church of Jiangsu Province and vice-president of Chinese House Church Alliance, was sentenced to two years of reeducation through labor in July of this year for no apparent legal basis, Sister Chang Meiling, a co-worker of the church, is again persecuted.
At 2 p.m. on October 1, 2011, Chang Meiling was taken away by DSPS (Domestic Security Protection Squad) agents of Suqian Municipal Public Security Bureau and was handed over to Nanguan Neighborhood Committee of Suqian where she was forced to be placed under house arrest for two days and was not released until October 3. During the house arrest, they threatened her and did not allow her to go out to attend worship meeting of house churches. They told her she must go to government-run Three Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) controlled church for worship. Besides, they also vilified Pastor Shi Enhao by saying he has established an anti-Party organization. They told her to go to the neighborhood committee once every half a month to record an oral confession and tell her whereabouts in the past half a month.
On May 31, 2011, Pastor Shi Enhao and some co-workers were arrested. Among them, Shi Enhao and Sister Chang Meiling were placed under 12-day administration detention and other people were released.
China Aid Association strongly denounces the authorities of Suqian Municipality of Jiangsu Province for their continual persecution of this house church and their illegal deprivation of the citizen’s rights and basic personal freedom of Sister Chang Meiling. House churches in China will continue to grow and expand in persecution and no one can block the rolling wheel of history.
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