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Monday, June 13, 2005

"Chinese police detain 600 Christians"

From Japan Today

BEIJING — Chinese police have recently raided 100 underground churches in northeast China and detained 600 worshippers, including a group of university professors still being questioned, a Chinese Christian organization said Friday.

On May 22, Public Security Bureau officers in Changchun, a major city in Jilin Province, simultaneously raided 100 "house churches," a term for unregistered Christian worship groups, and questioned most of those detained for one or two days, according to a statement from the U.S.-based China Aid Association. (Kyodo News)
papijoe 6:43 AM