Beijing, China, Dec 10, 2003 / 22:00 pm
The wife of a Chinese Christian psychiatrist has sent an appeal to Christians worldwide to pray for her husband, who was arrested unjustly, and demand his release.
Dr. Xu Yonghai, an evangelical Christian psychiatrist, was arrested in Beijing Nov. 9 and accused being linked to 43-year-old Liu Fenggang, the head of an underground house church, reported the Rome-based missionary agency AsiaNews.
Fenggang was arrested in Hangzhou while visiting leaders of some house churches, which had been destroyed, and accused of spreading information of their destruction, which was considered a “state secret”. He has been detained in prison since Oct. 13.
At the end of November, Yonghai was transferred to Xiaoshan (Zhejiang), where he is now detained. His wife has written an open letter to Christians around the world, urging them to pray for her husband and demand his liberation.