Chinese State Secrets = Plan to Destroy Church
January 09, 2017
The South China Morning Post reports that the “state secrets” that Pastor Li Guozhi (also known as Yang Hua) allegedly “leaked” actually had to do with a crackdown planned against his own church by local authorities. Guozhi, 39, has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years of imprisonment. His lawyers claim that since being detained in 2015, he was tortured and verbally abused to force a confession.
Authorities have since then systematically destroyed his Living Stone church, including sealing the office and suspending its bank accounts.