Persecution
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The fight for Chinese rights

Persecution | A network of lawyers in China has led a bold effort to enforce the rule of law, but Communist opposition is formidable
by June Cheng
Posted 1/17/19, 02:59 pm

For three years after her husband’s disappearance, Li Wenzu had no idea where he was or whether he was even alive. Wang Quanzhang, a 42-year-old Chinese human rights lawyer who had represented political dissidents and the victims of land grabs, first went missing during a 2015 crackdown, when Communist agents detained more than 320 lawyers and activists. 

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Sharing a bitter cup

Persecution | Government oppression continues for China’s Early Rain Church
by June Cheng
Posted 1/10/19, 11:22 am

On Wednesday, a month after authorities raided Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China, police released church member Zhu Xiaoguang. He had spent 27 days in detention. Twenty other leaders and members of the church remain in criminal detention as the persecution continues for Early Rain and its church plants. 

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Chinese police disrupt weekend worship

Persecution | In continuing crackdown, police detained Early Rain Church members worshipping at a park
by June Cheng
Posted 12/17/18, 12:00 pm

On Sunday morning, members of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China, tried to meet together for Sunday worship only to have police detain about 60 people and shut down outdoor services. Several small groups found spaces to meet and worship without incident.

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