Beijing, China, Apr 27, 2016 / 02:02 am
Two members of a Chinese church demolition crew have been detained by police after they allegedly bulldozed the wife of a Christian pastor who had attempted to halt the destruction of her church.
Bob Fu, president of the NGO China Aid, said that Christianity has become a "major target" in culture and is treated as "a political and security threat to the regime," he told CNA April 25.
"Bulldozing and burying alive Ding Cuimei, a peaceful and devout Christian woman, was a cruel, murderous act," Fu said in a previous statement from China Aid.
"This case is a serious violation of the rights to life, religious freedom and rule of law. The Chinese authorities should immediately hold those murderers accountable and take concrete measures to protect the religious freedom of this house church's members."