CHINA: Detained Preacher Subjected to Abuse and Delays

03 April 2024

Source: ChinaAid

The family of Chang Hao is calling for prayer after learning that conditions in prison have significantly worsened for the disabled Christian man. During a previous visit with his lawyer, Chang described the harsh treatment he was receiving from prison officials. Those concerns were brought to the attention of the prison authorities but, according to Chang, this disclosure resulted in even harsher conditions.

In addition to the mistreatment this believer has endured at the hands of prison guards, Chang’s lawyer contends that the Christian’s case has exceeded the maximum time legally mandated to pass judgment.

According to the lawyer, judgment is to be pronounced no later than three months after charges are laid. However, formal charges for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” were laid against Chang on 28 November. Efforts by the believer’s lawyer to obtain copies of the case files have also been denied on two separate occasions.

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    Please pray that Chang’s spiritual, physical, mental and emotional needs will be met. Ask the Lord for protection, healing, strength and favour.

    Commit to the Lord Chang's concerned family and church members as they continue to await his hopeful release.

    Pray that Chang's unwavering commitment to Christ, and that of other Chinese believers serve as vibrant testimonies of God's love and saving grace to all those around them – including their prison guards.

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