NEW PRISONER ALERT FACTSHEET: LI JIATAO
June 02, 2015
A new Prisoner Fact Sheet entitled “Li Jiatao” has been added.
Li Jiatao, a house church member in charge of keeping accounting records, was one of three Christians arrested and sentenced to two years in prison and fined 5,000 yuan (US $800) for “illegal business operations” by the Liunun District Court of Liuzhou.
Police detained school director Cheng Jie at the school on Feb. 18, 2014. Four months later, on June 24, 2014, authorities also arrested church elder Huang Quiri and church member Li Jiatao in their homes.
Authorities claimed the defendants, all part of the Liangren house church which founded the kindergarten, “illegally” made a profit from the creation and publication of kindergarten curriculum. The curriculum used by The Hualin Foreign Language Experimental Kindergarten teaches students about character. It does not mention God or Jesus, but uses stories and games to teach children about honesty and trustworthiness. The school charged students only the cost of printing the books. …