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China: crackdown on Protestant church

Catholic World News - April 19, 2011

Police in Beijing detained and released 47 members of an unregistered Protestant house church on April 17. The previous Sunday, police had detained 169 members.

“Heavy-handed treatment of Christians is not confined to Beijing,” according to according to Christian Solidarity Worldwide. “In Huaxian, Shaanzi Province, Pastor Wang Zhanhu was beaten by police with an electric baton on 7 April while worshipping in a public area. In a separate incident Pastor Zhang Tielin from Fanxian, Henan province, has had the door to his home bricked up by neighbors acting on police instructions on several occasions in the past six months. These events are seen against a backdrop of a broader crackdown on dissidents, including lawyers, activists, writers, bloggers and artists.”

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