Authorities in China demolished a large church in the city of Linfen, Shanxi province on January 9, despite efforts by worshippers to halt the demolition.
Since October 2016 when she completed her penalty of assembling people she is in police investigation reported China Aid which is a Christian NGO.
ChinaAid, a USA -based Christian advocacy group, said local authorities planted explosives in an underground worship hall to demolish the building, which was built with almost $3 million in contributions from local worshippers in one of China's poorest regions.
The group explained that the communist country's notorious military police, which carried out the demolition January 9, has been under the direct control of the central government since the head of the public security bureau was arrested a year ago.
U.S. government-backed Radio Free Asia says the church had come under strict monitoring by local authorities.
This is not the first time the church has faced persecution, however.
Authorities in China's inland province of Shanxi have blown up a Christian church, saying it was illegally constructed.
The charity explained that a similar demolition of a Catholic church a year ago has made Christians worry that "the central government will begin ordering the mass destruction of church buildings nationwide as new religious regulations go into effect next month".
Religious groups must register with local religious affairs authorities under Chinese law, the report said.
"I think this might be a new pattern against any independent house churches with an existing building or intention to build one", said Bob Fu, founder of China Aid. But the figures exclude a similar number of Catholics who adhere to the unofficial "underground" church loyal to the Vatican and tens of millions of members of unrecognized churches, mainly Protestant. Many of them reached critical condition.
After learning of the beatings, Yang "Esther" Xue, the daughter of two of the church's pastors, tried to contact her parents at their home, but no one answered.
Several of the church's leaders, including the pastors and their relatives, were arrested. Yang Xuan spent three-and-a-half years in prison and Yang Rongli was imprisoned for seven years.
He added: "ChinaAid calls on the global community to openly condemn the bombing of this church building and urge the Chinese government to fairly compensate the Christians who paid for it and immediately cease these alarming demolitions of churches". Patrol wagons guarded the church. "Workers smashed the church's glass", she said. At this point, excavators are digging into the church, but we are not allowed to enter or watch.
The church was surrounded by the authorities beginning Sunday, Jan. 7, with its congregation blocked from entering the building and warned by local police to "stay away". "Now, we really have no idea what is going to happen", Yang Rongli told a ChinaAid reporter.