|Officials attack a Christian woman.
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Reported in Chinese by Qiao Nong. Translated by Carolyn Song.
(Puyang, Henan—Oct. 25, 2016) Public security bureau officials in China’s central Henan province beat a local Christian on Sept. 25.
A Christian witnessing the beating used the word “miserable” to describe the scene. According to believers, Nanle County Public Security Bureau also detained and beat more than 20 other Christians and arrested them all because of their religious beliefs.
Zhang Mingxuan, a pastor and president of the Chinese House Church Alliance, expressed his indignation at the beating by Nanle police. He said, “It is against the national constitution and laws for house church believers to be beaten by Nanle County Public Security Bureau. A lot of problems have been caused because they [the public security bureau personnel] control, attack and persecute Christianity in Henan. I hope the international community will pray for them.”