CHINA – China Court Upholds 7 Year Prison Sentence Against US-based Christian Pastor

July 27, 2019 | CBN News | Andrea Morris

Pastor John Cao breaks a ground on a new school in Wa State, Myanmar. The prominent Chinese pastor was detained by Chinese authorities in March 2017 (AP Photo)

An appeals court in China has ruled that North Carolina-based Pastor John Cao – a permanent resident of the United States – will serve the remainder of a seven year sentence in a Chinese prison.

The American Center for Law and Justice reports the Pu’er Intermediated Court announced on July 25th that it’s upholding a trial court’s conviction and seven year imprisonment of Pastor Cao.

The Christian minister was arrested while carrying out a humanitarian mission to the people of China and neighboring Burma (Myanmar), something he has done for more than 30 years.

He is US permanent resident from Greensboro, NC, and has been incarcerated in a Chinese prison for two years.

He was convicted and sentenced by a Chinese court without any evidence against him, according to the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ)