Doesn’t it make you wonder why any Catholic or Christian store would think buying stuff from China isn’t a problem?
The Chinese owner of a bookstore near the 2008 Olympics complex in Beijing has been re-arrested and detained, only about a dozen weeks after he was cleared of allegations of illegally publishing Bibles and Christian literature due to “insufficient evidence,” according to a new report from Compass Direct.
As WND reported earlier, Shi Weihan was released in January after being taken into custody shortly after Thanksgiving 2007 during police raids on his home and office.
China Aid Association then reported the fact he was released, along with several others, although the government offered no explanation for his case.
An American friend, businessman Ray Sharpe, had told WND at the time of the earlier arrest that Shi is a businessman who also works as a travel agent, and had gotten governmental permission to publish some Christian book titles.
Compass Direct now is reporting that the 37-year-old father of two was re-arrested on March 19 and is being held without any communication with his family, according to reports from his wife, Zhang Jing.
Compass said she had gotten no word on her husband’s condition and is prohibited from bringing him food or clothing. Since he has diabetes, she is “very concerned” about his health, Compass reported.
Compass cited an Asia Times Online report that said Shi and his Holy Spirit Trading Co. were accused, again, of printing Bibles and Christian literature without government permission.