VIDEO: Inner Mongolian house church members arrested

China Aid Association
September 9, 2013

In August 2013, Wang Yongfeng and five other Christians in A Lashan county, Inner Mongolia were arrested by local policemen because they continued to have fellowship after being banned by the local Religious Affairs Bureau (RAB). These Christians were fined 500 yuan per person. Three, including Wang were released after 15 days of detention, but the other two church members remain in custody.

The believers from Wang’s church originally separated from a local Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM) church due to a difference in opinion concerning whether the church was led by the Holy Spirit or the Communist Party.

After separating from the TSPM church, the group was banned by the local RAB. The RAB also illegally destroyed and ransacked the church building and beat many believers. Believers filed suit against the RAB after the incident, but the A Lashan court refused to accept the suit, which violated administrative procedure law. After learning of the church’s attempt to file suit, A Lashan Public Security Bureau claimed that the attempt violated the “Public Security Administration Punishment Law” and attempted to arrest the followers.

The attached video shows footage of the Public Security Bureau in the church attempting to arrest believers.

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