A house church preacher was arrested in 1998, and even though she was released soon enough, she continues to face harassment from authorities.
Chen Juan (pseudonym), a house church preacher, was arrested in Fujian’s Changle city in 1998. She was released soon after, and one would think that was the end of the matter, but it wasn’t.
In 2011, when Ms. Chen applied for a passport to travel to the United States to visit family members, her application was rejected. The chief of her local Public Security Bureau took a personal interest in her case and even summoned her to the station for interrogation. She was questioned about her living conditions and religious beliefs. While she answered all their questions, the Bureau chief still rejected her application on the grounds that she was “not allowed personal freedom.”
Ms. Chen has been trying to get a passport ever since, but the authorities still keep rejecting her applications due to her 20-year-old prison record.
Reported by Lin Yijiang