Jailed Church Leader Sentenced to Three Years for Printing Christian Literature

China Aid Association
(Midland, Texas-November 8, 2005) Jailed Church Leader Sentenced to Three Years for Printing Christian Literature CAA learned that a jailed Beijing house church leader was sentenced to 3 years on Tuesday, November 8, 2005. (Beijing Time) The presiding judge, You Tao, announced the verdict to two defense lawyers Mr. Zhang Xingshui and Mr. Jin Xiaoguang  at 9am. Pastor Cai’s wife, Ms. Xiao Yunfei, and her brother, Mr. Xiao Gaowen, were sentenced to two years and 18 months respectively. Mr. Xiao Gaowen’s wife, Ms. Hu Jinyun, was exempt of criminal punishment . She se expected to be released after her lawyer finishes relevant legal papers. Mr. Cai’s mother along with Ms. Xiao Yunfei’s parents were present in the court room when the verdict was announced.  According to Pastor Cai’s legal team, Pastor Cai has decided to appeal to Beijing Intermediate Court for a further trial.”This is not an acceptable result,” said Bob Fu, President of CAA and a former coworker of Pastor Cai. “We urge President Bush to use his upcoming visit to China to address this serious religious persecution case.”
Journalists are welcome to interview the following legal representatives for this case:

Mr. Gao Zhisheng (???) +86-10-81990759 Email: [email protected]
Mr. Chen Yongmiao (???) Email: [email protected]
Mr. Wang Yi (??)    Email: [email protected]
Mr. Teng Biao (?? ) [email protected]
Mr. Fan Yafeng (???)  [email protected]
Mr. Zhang Xingshui (???)
Mr. Xu Zhiyong ( ???)
Mr. Jin Xiaoguang ( ???)

Issued by China Aid Association, Inc. November 8, 2005

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