|The Guangzhou Baiyun District People’s Court in
Guangzhou, Guangdong, where Li was tried today.
(Photo: China Aid)
By Brynne Lawrence
(Guangzhou—Oct. 17, 2016) A Christian leader in China’s southern Guangdong province faces criminal sentencing after standing trial today.
Li Hongmin, a member of a house church in Guangzhou, was criminally detained by multiple government departments on June 6 for “illegal business operations” after he printed religious materials, including the popular devotional Streams in the Desert. The authorities confiscated these printings, as well as his cell phone and other personal items.
During the trial, Li’s lawyers, Li Baiguang and Liu Peifu, upheld their client’s innocence. The court has yet to issue a verdict.
China Aid will publish additional reports on this case as more information becomes available.
China Aid exposes abuses, such as those suffered by Li Hongmin, in order to defend persecuted Christians and promote religious freedom in China.