China Detains 70 in Raid on Shandong House Church Meeting – RFA

From Radio Free Asia:

Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of are holding more than 70 people following a raid on a Bible study meeting of house church pastors involving more than 270 people.

Police burst in on the Dec. 7 meeting in the apparent belief that the participants were engaged in proselytizing for the outlawed Falun Gong spiritual movement, according to those detained at the meeting in Linyi city.

“When the police burst into the room, there wasn’t any reaction at all from any of us,” one man released from detention Sunday told RFA’s Cantonese service. [Full Text]

December 21, 2007 9:26 AM
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