Pastor in China Who Resisted Cross Removal Gets 14 Years in Prison

Source: The New York Times

By Edward Wong

A court in southeastern China has sentenced a Protestant pastor to 14 years in prison and his wife to 12 years after convicting them of corruption, financial crimes and gathering people to disturb social order, an official provincial newspaper reported on Friday.

The sentences for the pastor, Bao Guohua, and his wife, Xing Wenxiang, were among the harshest imposed recently on clergy members and their associates in China. The newspaper reported that a court had sentenced an additional 10 people who were members of Mr. Bao’s church or a Christian group in the same city, Jinhua, in Zhejiang Province, but it did not give details of those sentences.

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  1. The Muslim Times stands for religious freedom of every individual in every country of the world, including, but not limited to, China, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Israel.

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