Saturday, 20 December 2008
40 CHRISTIANS ARRESTED IN NANYYANG , 16 SENTENCED TO ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION , PLEASE DO PRAY FOR THEM
HENAN, China, -- In Taoling village, Pushan town, Nanyang city, Henan, more than 40 Christians were detained at a Christian leaders' gathering on December 16, 2008. Officials told them they must pay a 1,000 to 2,000 yuan fine to be released. Some Christians were released after paying the fine. However, 16 Christians were sentenced to 10 to 15 days administrative detention for engaging in an "illegal religious gathering." Mr. Yan Linshan, the host of the meeting received 10 days of administrative detention and a 1,000 yuan fine.