Thursday, February 07, 2013

In China, Christian Activist Sues Local Police After Detention For Preaching In Park

According to yesterday's London Daily Telegraph, in China, Christian "house church" activist Cao Nan has filed a lawsuit against the police in the city of Shenzhen to challenge the police decision to detain him for 12 days for meeting with other Christians to preach and sing hymns in Shenzhen's Lizhi Park.  Police charged Cao with "falsely using the name of Christianity to harm social order." Cao hopes to encourage others to speak out against legal persecution and to vindicate his actions through legal means.