House church pastor tried for leaking state secrets in China

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(Worthy News) - A pastor of a now-closed house church in the capital of China’s inland Guizhou province was found guilty of “intentionally disclosing state secrets” at a trial on April 26, but the announcement of the verdict was delayed.

Su Tianfu, one of the pastors of Huoshi Church, was tried by the 12th Court of Nanming District, Guiyang, at 9:30 a.m on April 26. Su and his two defense attorneys, Xiao Yunyang and Zhang Peihong, attended the court session, but the trial was not made public and therefore was not audited. The trial lasted two hours.

According to the indictment, Su forwarded a text to a group called “The 3rd Group Chat of Huoshi Church” on WeChat, a Chinese messaging service, on Dec. 8, 2015. The text contained two pictures, which the Guizhou Provincial National Security Bureau stated contained state secrets. [ Source: China Aid (Read More...) ]

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