Monday, August 3, 2009

Pastor in Labor Camp

Pastor Dou Shaowen is serving a one-year sentence for "engaging in illegal activities." He was recently transferred to a work camp where the conditions are inhumane. Voice of the Martyrs reports:

"China Aid reported that Pastor Dou has been treated inhumanely in the labor camp. According to China Aid, Pastor Dou was forced to squat when he wanted to talk to police officers, he was also forced to work 18 hours a day from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. midnight. China Aid reports that some prisoners have contracted diseases while at the camp because of overcrowding, more than 70 people sleep in a room, the hot weather and poor sanitary conditions."

Read the whole article, and if you feel led, add Pastor Dou, his wife Feng Lu, and their 12-year-old daughter to your prayer list.

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