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At teast three churches were raided in China and several leaders arrested

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that in the last few days, multiple house churches across China fell victim to raids by authorities, with their leaders taken away for trumped up charges. 


Christian rights group International Christian Concern (ICC) reported that Chinese authorities raided several house churches across the country and arrested several religious leaders in the past week.

The report said among those arrested on August 17 were Pastor Lian Chang-Nian and his wife Guo Jiuju, his son Pastor Lian Xuliang and wife Zhang Jun along with their nine-year-old son.

Also arrested were preacher Fu Juan and his sister Xing Aiping from Xi’an’s Abundant Church.  The authorities charged the church members of “illegal gathering,” “illegal venue,” and “illegal collection of funds.”


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