Chinese Pastor Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison For Embezzling Church Money

Date: 29-02-2016 1:08 pm (5 years ago) | Author: CLARA JANCITA
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A Chinese court has sentenced a Christian pastor to 14 years in jail for embezzlement and other charges, a court official confirmed Monday, after the preacher opposed the forced removal of crosses from churches.
 
A court in the eastern province of Zhejiang sentenced Bao Guohua for embezzlement, disturbing public order, illegal business operations and concealing information about business accounts, local media have reported.
 
His wife Xing Wenxiang was jailed for 12 years, they said. The two were also fined and their assets seized for appropriating cash and a house which belonged to the church, reports added.
 
An official at a court in Jinhua city, where the sentencing took place on Thursday, confirmed the sentences to AFP but declined further comment.
The court jailed 10 other people in connection with the case, the Zhejiang Daily newspaper and local television said, but did not give the lengths of their sentences.
 
Bao and Xing were detained in July last year after they spoke out against forced cross removals in Zhejiang.
 
Earlier, the province announced rules requiring crosses for Catholic and Protestant churches to be attached to the front of the building, rather than on the roof, and be no more than a tenth of the building’s height.
 
China’s officially atheist Communist authorities are wary of any organised movements outside their control, including religious ones, and analysts say controls over such groups have tightened under President Xi Jinping.
 
In 2014, Wenzhou city in Zhejiang demolished the large Sanjiang Church, following government declarations it was an illegal structure.
 
The state-linked China Christian Council estimates the country has around 20 million Christians — excluding Catholics — in official churches supervised by the authorities.
 
But the true number of worshippers could be higher, at least 40 million to 60 million, according to some estimates, as some pray at “underground” or “house” churches which seek to exist outside government control.
 
US-based religious rights group China Aid said authorities forced Bao and Xing to dismiss their lawyers before the trial.


Posted: at 29-02-2016 01:08 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
- rashjr at 29-02-2016 01:18 PM (5 years ago)
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Just like that
Posted: at 29-02-2016 01:18 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- gogoman at 29-02-2016 01:25 PM (5 years ago)
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pastors are thief!!
Posted: at 29-02-2016 01:25 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- charisVEC at 29-02-2016 01:56 PM (5 years ago)
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I see,both pastors and imams ar thieves
Posted: at 29-02-2016 01:56 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- SweetDaddy1 at 29-02-2016 02:08 PM (5 years ago)
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I love Chinese way of governing their Country, that is while they are now among the world powers.
Posted: at 29-02-2016 02:08 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- christianity at 29-02-2016 02:16 PM (5 years ago)
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good for him
Posted: at 29-02-2016 02:16 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Machealex at 29-02-2016 02:23 PM (5 years ago)
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No nonsense. But for Nigeria my beloved country even if Rev kill person people go dey beg for him to be free.
Posted: at 29-02-2016 02:23 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kison at 29-02-2016 02:58 PM (5 years ago)
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NEXT TIME PASTOR be careful, be very very careful, CAREFULLLLLLLLL.............
Posted: at 29-02-2016 02:58 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- kp45 at 29-02-2016 04:52 PM (5 years ago)
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Hmmm
Posted: at 29-02-2016 04:52 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- nwaafoigbo at 29-02-2016 05:27 PM (5 years ago)
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yoruba pastor hahahhha
Posted: at 29-02-2016 05:27 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Haso112 at 29-02-2016 06:20 PM (5 years ago)
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End time pastors the bible talked about are here.......
Posted: at 29-02-2016 06:20 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- AmazingMarie at 29-02-2016 06:25 PM (5 years ago)
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pastor you spoke for the right reason not to remove the cross from churches but why did the enemy succeed against you in finance?
Posted: at 29-02-2016 06:25 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- zezprincess at 29-02-2016 07:11 PM (5 years ago)
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Hmmmm,singing,pastor you be thief,I no be thief,You be rogue,I no be rogue,you dey steal,I no dey steal,argument ,argument,they argue,arguement about stealing,somebody don take something wey belong to anotherooO.
Posted: at 29-02-2016 07:11 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Trueyarn at 29-02-2016 10:10 PM (5 years ago)
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Hmmm,Oga pastor your jail nah special cage with shooku shooku."Deceivers"
Posted: at 29-02-2016 10:10 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Eazyatumeyi at 29-02-2016 10:26 PM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: Macheal on 29-02-2016 02:23 PM
No nonsense. But for Nigeria my beloved country even if Rev kill person people go dey beg for him to be free.
Posted: at 29-02-2016 10:26 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Eazyatumeyi at 29-02-2016 10:27 PM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: Macheal on 29-02-2016 02:23 PM
No nonsense. But for Nigeria my beloved country even if Rev kill person people go dey beg for him to be free.
Posted: at 29-02-2016 10:27 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- ujmaria at 29-02-2016 11:42 PM (5 years ago)
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U will repent in jail
Posted: at 29-02-2016 11:42 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dareper at 29-02-2016 11:51 PM (5 years ago)
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I trust those Chinese them no dey take corruption play
Posted: at 29-02-2016 11:51 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- talkisfree at 1-03-2016 05:15 AM (5 years ago)
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poster who told you that he eat church money?he only oppose the removal of the cross .
Posted: at 1-03-2016 05:15 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- hackynoni111 at 1-03-2016 06:31 AM (5 years ago)
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well deserved
Posted: at 1-03-2016 06:31 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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