Lacheng Ren | China

Lacheng Ren, a Christian sponsoring a new Christian bookstore in Taiyuan, and Wenxi Li, a Christian bookstore employee, were arrested and sentenced to prison terms for their role in the Enyu Bookstore in Taiyuan. Police raided the business and confiscated hundreds of books that Wenxi had brought with him from Beijing.

On 19 December 2012, Wenxi was asked to come to a police station to retrieve the $6,000 worth of books that police had seized. But when he arrived at the police station, he was immediately arrested and sent to prison. Police were quoted as saying Wenxi was denied bail because of the seriousness of his “crime.”

Shortly after Wenxi was arrested, in an apparently coordinated move, Lancheng Ren was also arrested at his home. Lancheng Ren is not an employee of the bookstore, but is one of the founders.

Wenxi was released on 18 December 2014 but Lacheng remains imprisoned.

Prison address:

Lacheng Ren
2nd Detention Center

Xiaodian District, Beige Town

Taiyuan City
Shanxi Province
People’s Republic of China

Updates

Time in prison:

In prison for 2187 days

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