Chinese authorities arrested four Christians for selling audio Bibles as part of a government campaign to â€śeradicate pornography and illegal publications.â€ť The Christians now face hefty prison sentences.
Religious liberty magazine Bitter Winter reports that the four Christians â€” Fu Xuanjuan, Deng Tianyong, Han Li and Feng Qunhao â€” worked at a company called Life Tree Culture Communication Co., Ltd., which was founded in 2011 in the province of Guangdong. The believers sold electronic units that had the Bible pre-loaded on them.
They were arrested on July 2 on charges of â€śillegal business operations."
The Christians have another court hearing on Dec. 9, according to International Christian Concern. Authorities are seeking harsh sentences for the accused, with the suggested sentence for Fu being five years in prison; Deng, as the companyâ€™s supervisor, to serve three years in prison and pay a ...