Underground Beijing church members detained (AP) – 1018th Edition

A plain-clothes man and a uniformed police officer walk towards a police car near an area where members of an underground church had planned to gather for worship in Beijing Sunday, April 17, 2011. At least two pastors from the church were in police custody and numerous other leaders remained under house arrest Sunday as part of a crackdown on the unregistered Shouwang congregation, a U.S.-based rights group said. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)AP – Nearly 50 members of an underground Beijing church were detained Sunday and its leaders were kept under house arrest as part of a crackdown on the unregistered congregation, a U.S.-based rights group said.

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