China: Christian leader interrogated, church raided


Date:                              July 28, 2017


Brynne Lawrence

Churches in China, such as Guangfu
Church pictured above, are banned by
officials. (Photo: ChinaAid)

(Jiangmen, Guangdong—July 28, 2017) Police officers in China’s southern Guangdong province interrogated a Christian leader and raided her home after issuing repeated warnings to her church.

Tang Lili, a leader of Renyi Church, received a summons to the local police station to “drink tea,” an excuse Chinese police often use to lure someone in for questioning. They interrogated her on July 16, and, the next day, visited her landlord and demanded entrance to her home. The landlord let them in, and they took several unspecified items.

Several weeks prior, officials ordered a stop to the church’s services and recently raided it, confiscating some religious materials.

ChinaAid exposes abuses, such as those suffered by Tang Lili and Renyi Church, in order to stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians and promote religious freedom, human rights, and rule of law.

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