Friday, September 30, 2011

Zhang Rongliang released from prison!

Praise God!
Zhang Rongliang has been released!
(Photo: ChinaAid)
Zhang Rongliang, a prominent house church leader sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison in 2004, was released nine months early on August 31, reports VOM partner ChinaAid.

Zhang was charged with "attaining a passport through cheating" and "illegal border crossing" after attending several international mission conferences. Before his 2004 arrest, he had spent 12 years in prison on five different occasions during which he suffered severe torture, including electric shocks.

While Zhang was in prison there were serious concerns about his health. In 2007, it was reported that he was near death due to diabetes and high blood pressure (for more, click here). However, his family reports that Zhang is now in good health.

Zhang and his family members thank all those around the world who advocated on his behalf.

To read the full report from ChinaAid, click here.

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