CHINA: Executed for
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When 34-year old Jiang Zongxiu went to her neighboring market
last June in Guizhou Province, China. Along with her
mother-in-law, Jiang went through the marketplace, taking
opportunities to hand out Bibles and Christian literature and
telling people about Jesus. Only this day they had an
encounter with the Chinese police.
The two Christian women were handcuffed together and brought
to the police station. They were interrogated throughout the
evening of the 17th. The next morning they were sentenced by
the Public Security Bureau (PSB) to 15 days incarceration for
"suspected spreading of rumor and disturbing the social
Jiang and her mother-in-law knew the risk of spreading
Christian literature in communist China. Both had been active
in their church for more than 10 years and dared to go forth.
Even when they were arrested, interrogated and sentenced to
serve 15 days, they were willing to accept the consequences of
their actions—all from a government that claims to have
"freedom of religion."
But it was not enough for the PSB to arrest and beat these two
Christian women for the crime of passing our Christian
literature. In the afternoon of June 18th, Mrs. Jiang Zongziu
was pronounced dead by the PSB office of Tongzi County. They
claimed she died of "natural causes." The fact is she was
beaten to death.
The Voice of the Martyrs has received video testimony from the
surviving family, photos of Jiang body showing her bruised
body, and a copy of the actual arrest document. All of this
had to be smuggled out of China as the authorities continue to
attempt to hide their systematic persecution of Christians. An
international campaign is now under way on behalf of the
Much of the world would like you to believe Christians are no
longer persecuted. Sister Jiang’s family would disagree. Now
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