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"Local police broke up the worship service of a house church and arrested its pastor in China’s Xinjiang region for the second time earlier this month as pastors at Beijing Shouwang Church remained under house arrest. In Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, at least 20 police officers from the Urumqi Municipal Public Security Bureau and the Xishan Police Station on Aug. 4 terminated worship and arrested pastor Tan Wen. The officers did not show any identification or follow correct procedures, according to news portal Monitor China, just as five officers without police uniform failed to do when they disrupted a service and detained the pastor for 10 days on June 9.
"In the latest raid on the church in China’s northwestern region, officers also seized Bibles, hymnals and other books.
"The police also tried to take away Pastor Tan, but the congregation blocked the door and negotiated with the police, asking why they were being harassed, to which the officers answered that they were not permitted to gather and would be arrested every time they came together,” Monitor China reported. “The police then exited the church through a back door, taking Pastor Tan with them to the police station.” "