China Jails 2 Church Leaders – AP
From Associated Press:
Two ministers in China’s unrecognized Protestant church have been sentenced to one year each in a labor camp on charges of using an “evil cult” to obstruct the law, a U.S. monitoring group said Monday.
The two men were detained on June 15 along with four other church leaders during a worship service in eastern Shandong Province, just south of Beijing, said the China Aid Association, based in Midland, Texas. The group said Zhang Geming and Sun Qingwen were sentenced on June 29 to “re-education through labor,” an extrajudicial punishment that avoids a trial. [Full Text]