Two more Chinese Christians face life in prison.

By March 2, 2004

China (MNN)–Voice of the Martyrs Canada says China is launching another crackdown on the church.

Multiple news reports indicate the State formally charged two church leaders with ‘revealing state secrets’ to a foreign organization.

News of the charges against Liu Fenggang and Xu Yonghai, both prominent members of Beijing’s underground church, emerged more than three months after they were put in custody.

The two were researching oppressive practices against believers when they were arrested. Underground or family churches are those not registered with the government, which restricts the number of legal churches and requires registered churches to come under heavy government supervision.

According to VOM, the two men face life sentences.
Pray for those involved in evangelistic work in China’s unregistered churches.

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