Pastor Cai's Family was punished with a heavy fine :The Full Text of the Court Verdict of Pastor Cai's Case

China Aid Association
VOA NEWS REPORT-New Report Sharply Criticizes China for Lack of Religious Freedom
Commission Chairman Michael Cromartie says that did not stop some from offering what he calls honest assessments at the risk of their own personal safety.
Republican Congressman Wolf of Virginia criticizes China for holding back political and religious liberalizations in spite of the economic opening up.  He says this report shows that the situation for China’s religious believers is worsening.  What is even more unacceptable is that a Chinese Christian, Cai Zhuohua, was recently sentenced for printing the Bible.  A court in Beijing has ruled that the family of Cai Zhuohua, a leader of the household church, pay a huge fine for the act.
(Midland, Texas — Nov 9, 2005)China Aid Association hereby publishes the entire text of the verdict by the People’s Court of Haidian District, Beijing, against Cai Zhuohua, pastor of a Chinese household church.  In addition to a term imprisonment (Cai Zhuohua to three years of imprisonment, his wife Xiao Yunfei to two years of imprisonment and her brother Xiao Gaowen to one and a half years), the court has also placed a heavy fine on the two families—the Cais and the Xiaos.
Cai Zhuohua was accused of running an illigal business operation, for which he was sentenced to three years in prison and a fine of RMB 150,000 yuan.
(The prison sentence took effect on the day the verdict was executed.  The days of detention prior to the execution of the sentence are counted as days in equal number already served, thus the whole length of imprisonment is from Sept. 11, 2004 to Sept. 10, 2007.  The fine must be paid within three months from the next day this verdict becomes effective)

Xiao Gaowen was accused of running an illigal business operation, for which he was sentenced to one year and six months in prison and a fine of RMB 100,000 yuan.
(The prison sentence took effect on the day the verdict was executed.  The days of detention prior to the execution of the sentence are counted as days in equal number already served, thus the whole length of imprisonment is from Sept. 27, 2004 to March 26, 2006.  The fine must be paid within three months from the next day this verdict becomes effective.)
Xiao Yunfei was accused of running an illigal business, for which she was sentenced to two years in prison and a fine of RMB 120,000 yuan.
(The prison sentence took effect on the day the verdict was executed.  The days of detention prior to the execution of the sentence are counted as days in equal number already served, thus the whole length of imprisonment is from Sept. 27, 2004 to Sept. 26, 2006.  The fine must be paid within three months from the next day this verdict becomes effective.)
237,776 copies of the Bible and other Christian publications and the cash of RMB 80,000 yuan<I style=”””mso-bidi-font-style: ” normal\? ?> seized at the time of their arrest are confiscated.
Reported by Bob Fu
Former lecturer of Beijing Administrative College
Former pastor of the Chinese household church
Currently Ph.D. candidate at Westminster Theological Seminary
Midland, Texas, USA
Nov. 9, 2005



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