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Chinese pastor’s wife released from detention

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/11/19, 12:48 pm

Chinese authorities on Tuesday released Jiang Rong, wife of Pastor Wang Yi, on bail six months after the widespread arrests of leaders and members of Early Rain Covenant Church. Authorities in Chengdu launched a crackdown on Early Rain on Dec. 9, 2018, swarming apartment complexes, ransacking homes, and forcing members to sign a document renouncing the church.

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Countries of particular cruelty

Politics | Annual report calls for U.S. sanctions against China for religious persecution
by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/02/19, 06:15 pm

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its annual report this week and called on Congress and the Trump administration to increase sanctions against countries with rampant religious persecution, especially China.

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Harass, assault, repeat

Persecution | Chinese police continue to detain and abuse members of Early Rain Covenant Church
by June Cheng
Posted 2/28/19, 11:32 am

This past Sunday in China, members of Chengdu’s Early Rain Covenant Church gathered inside living rooms for worship as they’ve done since the Chinese government shut down the church and arrested its leaders in December. But this week, police showed up at two homes, forcing everyone—children, the elderly, and pregnant women—into police buses and taking them away to the local station.

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