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Published:September 8th, 2008 10:28 EST
Christian book owner's health is degenerating; CAA asks for release

Christian book owner's health is degenerating; CAA asks for release

By Garrett Godwin

BEIJING, CHINA: Christian Newswire has reported that the China Aid Association (CAA) has recently discovered that Shi Weihan, a Christian book store owner and house church leader, has been transferred to the Beijing Haidian District Detention Center, where his case was also transferred from the Public Security Bureau to the Beijing Procurator.

Statements from Weihan`s personal acquintances has said that his health has been degenerating so much, that he hardly recoginzed who his closest friends are.  He was first detained in late November of last year but was acquitted on January 4 of this year.  However, two months later, on March 19, Weihan was detained again and has been in jail ever since.

CAA President Bob Fu strongly condemns the Beijing authorities for their cruel and unjust treatment of Shi Weihan -- urging them to release him as soon as possible in order to prevent adversity from the international community.