2 Xinjiang Women Sentenced To Administrative Detention For Distributing Religious Flyers, China Aid News
“'Two sisters from Copper Mine Church in Fuyun County, [Altay Precfecture], distributed Gospel flyers at the station,” a local believer said. “They distributed two bike loads of flyers. Then the police came and took them away and kept them there from morning until 7 p.m.”
“'One is named Liu and the other is named Yang,” Hua Rongzhou, Copper Mine Church’s leader, said. “On May 13, they went to the station to distribute Gospel flyers. Now, police have seized the church’s books, including two sets, three small copies and two medium-sized local Korean-language Bibles.” State security confiscated the books on May 20, a week after summoning Liu and Yang to the police station..."
"...Since the books were confiscated, authorities have accused the two women of “disclosing state secrets. '”
"The unreasonable treatment of believers in Xinjiang is not uncommon. In March, authorities broke up a training program organized by worshippers. “On March 19, our church made arrangements for middle school teachers to study in a joint program, organized by several countries in our area,” a believer said. “On the second day, police found the host family, and people from the State Security Bureau surrounded their home. Laptops, projectors and other items were taken. They also took all the people there and locked them up from morning until noon the next day.'”