Name: Bai Lanxiang
Country/Area of Origin: China (Han Chinese)
Background: born on March 22, 1982, joined The Church of Almighty God in 2008, a senior leader at the time of her arrest
Reason for Arrest:
On June 1, 2017, police from the National Security Brigade of the Shizhong Branch of Zaozhuang Public Security Bureau (PSB) arrested Bai Lanxiang, Bao Shuguang, Gu Liya, Jiang Xingmei and Chen Hong during their church meeting for organizing Christians to have worship meetings and having links with The Church of Almighty God abroad in Zaozhuang City, Shandong Province
On June 2, Bai Lanxiang and other 4 Christians of CAG were placed under house arrest at a location designated by the Shizhong Branch of Zaozhuang PSB. On June 23, they were taken into criminal custody and detained in the Zaozhuang City Detention Center.
On October 22, 2018, the Shizhong District People’s Court of Zaozhuang City, Shandong Province charged Bai Lanxiang “organizing and using a Xie Jiao to undermine the enforcement of the law”, sentenced her to 12 years in prison (from June 23, 2017 to June 11, 2029), deprived of her political rights for 3 years, and fined RMB 120,000 (about USD $18,000).
At no point during the trial were the family members of Bai Lanxiang or the four other Christians informed of their appearance in court and to date, the five Christians’ families have not received any written copy of judgment from the court.
On November 15, 2018, Bai Lanxiang with 4 other Christians of CAG was transferred to the Shandong Province Women’s Prison, where they still remain.
- Bai Lanxiang is held in the Shandong Province Women’s Prison