Date: May 11, 2018
ChinaAid reports that, on April 25th, the police arrested four congregation members of Autumn Rain Blessing Church for distributing Christian materials in China’s southwestern Sichuan province.
The four believers were distributing flyers with religious information on a university grounds where its security detained them. Later on, they were brought to a police station, charged with “obstructing government administration” and released at 3:30 a.m. the next morning.
This was the fourth incident this year when the police prevented Autumn Rain Blessing Church’s members from evangelizing.
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