Name: Bao Shuguang
Country/Area of Origin: China, Fujian (Han Chinese)
Background: born on August 31, 1976; joined the Church of Almight God in 2008; upper-level leader at time of her arrest
Reason for Arrest:
In June 2017, police form the National Security Brigade of the Shizhong Branch of Zaozhuang Public Security Bureau (PSB) arrested Bao Shuguang, Chen Hong, Gu Liya, Jiang Xingmei and Bai Lanxiang during their church meeting for otganizing Christians to have worship meetings and having links with The Church of Almighty God abroad in Zaozhuang City, Shandong Province.
On October 22, 2018, Shizhong District People’s Court sentenced her to 13 years in prison (from June 23, 2017 to June 11, 2030), deprived of her political rights for 4 years, and fined RMB 130,000 (about USD $19,000) on the charge of “organizing and using a Xie Jiao to undermine the enforcement of the law”. At no point during the trial were the family members of Bao Shuguang or the four other Christians informed of their appearance in court and to date, five Christians’ families have not received any written copy of judgment from the court.
- Bao Shuguang was transferred to Shandong Province Women’s Prison on November 15, 2018.