China Aid Association, Inc.,
267-205-5210, 432-686-8355 fax,
Daniel Burton 432-689-6985
XILINHAOTE CITY, Inner Mongolia, Feb.
Newswire/ -- China Aid has learned that the President
of the Inner Mongolia Branch of the Chinese House Church
Alliance, Wang Dawei, was detained along with more than 40
co-workers on Wednesday, February 20, 2008. The leaders were in
the 3rd day of a Bible study when more than 100 Police officers
from the State Security Bureau and members of the Religious
Affairs Bureau disrupted the meeting and detained the ministers.
Police officials also confiscated the offering collection and
more than 30 boxes of Bibles and other Christian literature.
Security Bureau members then searched the personal residence of
Wang Dawei later on in the afternoon. The leader of the meeting,
a South Korean minister, was also detained during the incident,
his whereabouts remain unknown.
Photo: Wang Dawei
The intensity of persecution amongst
members of the Chinese House Church Alliance continues to
increase as the Beijing Olympics draw near. This latest incident
highlights the hypocrisy of Chinese officials who promote a
"Harmonious Society" while simultaneously persecuting innocent
and patriotic citizens such as Wang Dawei and others. We urge
the Chinese Government to release these Christians and remain
consistent with its own rhetoric on Religious freedom and rule
For more information contact:
Wang Dawei: 1-375-419-7497
Wang Dawei's Daughter: 1-394-794-1911
Chinese Embassy in Washington DC
Address: 2201 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20007
Tel: (202) 338-6688, (202) 588-9760
Fax: (202) 588-9760