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“Prayer Alert: Elderly Chinese Christian Defies Torturers,” Release International, March 14, 2023:

An elderly Christian man was tied to a chair for 24 hours and threatened by officials in China’s Shanxi province earlier this month.

According to Xi’an Church of Abundance undercover police picked up Brother Wang from his work and drove him to a small hotel where they tied his hands and feet to a chair.

They then threatened him in an attempt to get him to bring charges against the church’s pastors, who had been previously arrested, but he refused.

During the 24 hours that Brother Wang was held he neither drank water nor slept. His family, desperate to know his whereabouts, called the police and discovered that he had been taken away by security officers of the Chanba Bureau of Public Security. He was released the morning of March 2.

Last August police arrested three members of the church including two pastors and held them for six months without informing their families. It is understood they were tortured during the confinement….