BREAKING NEWS:Pastor John Cao’s Lawyer received notice from the court that lawyers need to submit their defense papers before July 17 and the second trial will be a “trial session on paper only” without actually opening a court session. (Last update: 2019.07.16)
BREAKING NEWS: Reverend John Cao, who is well known for his work in Myanmar, has had his trial postponed for the seventh time. (Last update: 2019.05.24)
BREAKING NEWS: Reverend John Cao, who is well known for his work in Myanmar, has had his trial postponed for the sixth time and is in poor health. Pray for Reverend John Chao!
Pastor John Cao
Pastor John Cao of North Carolina was arrested suddenly after crossing the border in Myanmar in March 2017. He was charged with “illegal border crossing” and sentenced to seven years in prison. Prior to this arrest, Cao had frequently made such crossings with the knowledge of the authorities due to the nature of his ministry work, but this was the first time they intervened. Law enforcement officials in China’s Yunnan province have continued to delay the appeal, which was this time re-scheduled for May 22, 2019. This is the sixth time in one year that the appeal has been postponed. Pastor John Chao’s health has deteriorated dramatically while he is in prison. He suffers from hemorrhoids and constipation and has even lost half of a tooth in addition to his lack of exposure to sunshine.
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- [기독일보] “중국 원난성 사법 관리들은 본래 이번 달로 예정되었던 존 차오(John Cao) 목사의 항소심을 내년 1월 22일로 연기했다. 존 차오는 미얀마에 학교를 세우기 위해 국경을 넘었다가 2017년에 인신매매 관련 혐의로 유죄를 판결받은 중국인 목사이다.”
- “중국 원난성 사법 관리들은 본래 이번 달로 예정되었던 존 차오(John Cao) 목사의 항소심을 내년 1월 22일로 연기했다. 존 차오는 미얀마에 학교를 세우기 위해 국경을 넘었다가 2017년에 인신매매 관련 혐의로 유죄를 판결받은 중국인 목사이다.”