Shi Yun-chao (1941-96) lived in Five Mile Village of Henan Province. In April 1983, Shi was summoned by the local Public Security Bureau to attend a study group held by the Religion Bureau. There the official from the bureau stressed repeatedly, "You are not allowed to have Christian gatherings. You are not allowed to read a Bible sent from overseas. You are not allowed to have private gatherings. Any activity in violation of any part of the above regulation is illegal and counter-revolutionary."
Shi said, "We did not shout in our gatherings. Why do you identify us as part of the 'Shouter Sect' (branded as cult in China)?" The official of the Religion Bureau replied, "You are Shouter Sect if you shout loud; you are also Shouter Sect if you lower your voice shouting. We think you are still Shouter Sect even if you mumble words in your mouth! The Shouter Sect is counterrevolutionary."
On April 25, 1983, officers from the Public Security Bureau declared that Shi was arrested on the charge of illegal counterrevolutionary gatherings.
A few months later, he was sent to a labor camp. He was released in April 1987 after he had served a three-year sentence. On July 10, 1989, Shi held a gathering at a nearby home in Northern Heights Village. As the group was having lunch, Yang Shou-shan, Lao Yue, and others from the Public Security Bureau broke in with handcuffs and batons.
Yang Shou-shan cursed, "Old diehard! It is you again!"
He handcuffed him, cursing, "You never repent, even when your death time comes!"
Then Shi Yun-chao was taken to the Qing Feng Jail. His howls and shrieks under torture rang out so far that those Christians locked in the jail could hear it clearly.
On July 10, 1993, he was released from prison. But he could no longer ...1
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