Sajjad Masih Gill was serving a life sentence from 2013 for allegedly offensive SMS. On appeal, judges said this was not enough.
Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Seventh-day Adventist Church pastor Zhu Zhongcai and 8 others in Hubei were tried and sentenced for “illegal business operations” in January.
In July of this year, Chinese authorities launched a nation-wide campaign to stop the distribution of the Christian newspaper Spring Rain News, and to confiscate all copies in circulation. Spring Rain News is a spiritual newspaper founded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in October 2014. The newspaper is published informally as an internal church publication. […]
Three Seventh-day Adventist Church pastors were arrested in 2010; two were released last fall, and one remains in custody.
Police officers in Liaoning Province, deliberately falsified interrogation transcripts to sentence five preachers of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for “using a xie jiao organization to undermine law enforcement.”
Authorities have been persecuting the school for over two decades, forcing its constant relocation.