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Chinese Christian detained for Tiananmen commemoration post

A Chinese house church member was detained on the 4th of June, for commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre. He was held under detention for five days.

In the People’s Republic of China (China), commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre of the 4th of June, 1989, is forbidden. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) tries everything to cover it up, from manipulating online search engines to throwing people to jail for commemoration. An example of the latter happened this year, on the 4th of June, when Fu Lijun was detained.

He is a member of Chengdu Early Rain Covenant Church, a reformed house church that was not willing to join the state-controlled religious organisation. The church was officially liquidated, but its members still hold gatherings.

Fu Lijun’s sin in the eyes of CCP was a post uploaded on his social media. He posted music and a prayer to commemorate the Tiananmen massacre on June 4. Fu posted it early in the morning, and the police reacted almost immediately. At 7 a.m., he was already taken away from his home and held under detention for five days.

This might not seem like a harsh punishment, but usually someone who was once detained will be under surveillance and possibly a target of future harassment from authorities.

Source: Bitter Winter

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