Voice of the Martyrs PrisonerAlert Update: Wang Xiaoguang

From Voice of the Martyrs:
june 5, 2012

Pastor Wang Xiaoguang of the Linfen house church in Linfen, China remains in prison. He and his wife, Yang Rongli, were sentenced to seven years in prison for their leadership of the very open, but technically illegal, church. Continue to pray for them, their families, and for the church, as they operate without their leaders.

Backstory: On Nov. 25, 2009, Pastor Wang Xiaoguang and four other Linfen-Fushan church leaders from Shanxi Province were sentenced to criminal detention for two to seven years, according to China Aid Association. The five church leaders were accused of "gathering people to disturb the public order," because they organized a prayer rally on Sept. 14, the day after 400 military police raided the church's grounds. During the raid, more than 30 believers were seriously wounded and 17 buildings were destroyed.


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