"Yang Hua serves as a pastor of the Living Stone Church in the southwestern city of Guiyang, China. The church has been the subject of government harassment since it was founded in 2009. In that time, the church grew from approximately 20 to more than 700 members. Authorities have continued to pressure the church to join the government-sanctioned Three-Self Movement or face destruction. Members are monitored, interrogated, and prohibited from attending prayer groups.
Yang Hua was transferred to criminal custody on December 22. When [his wife and lawyers] were finally permitted to visit, they observed prison officials’ harsh treatment and Yang Hua’s poor health. Recently, Yang Hua reported that government prosecutors have threatened his life, along with those of his wife and children. "
From the link below, click "Petition Official" underneath his picture on the left. Then click on "Ambassador" also on the left.
In your email to the Chinese Ambassador to the United States, please be brief and simply and respectfully request Yang Hua's release. Do not mention Voice of the Martyrs, Prisoner Alert or Engage Daily. I suggest you also ask the government of China to respect Article 18 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states the following:
"Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance."