A Chinese court sentenced the pastor and leaders of a 50,000-member megachurch in northeastern China to prison, rights groups reported Thursday.
Pastor Wang Xiaoguang of Linfen Fushan Church in Linfen, northern Shanxi province received three years for âillegal land occupationâ and his wife Yang Rongli received a maximum of seven years for âillegal land occupationâ and âassembling a crowd to disrupt public order," according to ChinaAid Association. Other church leaders received three- to four-and-a-half-year prison sentences.
The sentences are among the most severe for house church leaders in recent years....
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