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China: more detentions

Two more detainees from Nanle County Christian Church, Henan Province, detained in November 2013 after a group of church members attempted to petition a higher authority about a land dispute involving the church, have been found guilty of ‘gathering a crowd to disrupt public order’, it was reported on September 9.

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Zhang Cuijuan | photo: www.chinaaid.org

Zhang Cuijuan, sister of Pastor Zhang Shaojie, was sentenced to one and a half years in prison, while Zhao Junling was sentenced to one year in prison with a reprieve of two years, during which he will be under surveillance.