PLEASE PRAY: Christian Bookseller Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison [#PleasePray #ChinaPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 10/01
A Chinese Christian online bookstore owner, Chen Yu, was charged with “illegal business operations” on September 27, 2020.
He was sentenced to 7 years in prison and fined 200,000 RMB ($29,450 USD).
According to a document from the People’s Court of Linhai City, shared by Father Francis Liu from the Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness, in addition to the seven-year sentence and imposed fine, Chen Yu will also have his iPhone confiscated.
Additionally, the 12,864 Christian books from his bookstore will be destroyed by the Linhai City Public Security Bureau.
On September 1, 2019, Chen Yu, who operated his online bookstore in Zhejiang province’s Taizhou city, was detained for selling unapproved religious publications imported from Taiwan, the US, and other countries.
Consequently, the police launched a nationwide investigation to track down the bookstore’s customers through sale records and confiscated their purchased books.
ILLEGAL BUSINESS OPERATIONS? Christian Bookseller Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison [#ChinaPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 10/01
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