Youth Camp Raided in Henan; Two Christian Leaders Detained

China Aid Association

(HENAN – July 28, 2009) A Christian youth camp was raided in Nanyang city, Henan on July 23. More than 20 students were participating the summer youth camp were gathering at No. 23, Lizhuang, Pushan town, Wuolong district, Nanyang city, Henan when they were raided by a number of Public Security Bureau (PSB) and Religious Affairs Bureau (RAB) officials. The raid took place at 12 noon, and all of the students were taken away for further interrogation. The students, who were all under 18 years old, were released and dispatched back to their homes in the afternoon. Two instructors, Ms. Cheng Ping, 40 years old, and Ms. Miao Miao, age 30, were sent to the Yongan Lu Detention Center of Nanyang city. They were reportedly sentenced to administrative detention. The lengths of their sentences are unknown because the church leaders who organized the camp were threatened by officials not to speak to the public about this case.
Contact the Chinese embassy and ask for the immediate release of Ms. Cheng Peng and Ms. Miao Miao. Urge Ambassador Zhou to guarantee freedom of belief in China as stated in China’s Constitution.Ambassador Zhou Wenzhong
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