Liu Zhenying (known as Brother Yun) is an exiled Chinese Christian evangelist.

Supposedly, he was sentenced to a maximum security prison some time ago and escaped miraculously, and "without any human help" - according, supposedly, to an investigation by the Chinese government.

However, the only references I can find supporting this claim are from his autobiography The Heavenly Man and various Christian sites. The current Wikipedia page cites the stories from the book unskeptically.

Is there any independent source which confirms this?

  • Welcome back! I made a few minor copy-edits to the question. – Oddthinking Nov 29 '18 at 0:54
  • Not sure about the attribution to / tag of "miracle". This would make any answer in the affirmative, "he did escape without help", basically a concession to spiritual belief. – DevSolar Nov 29 '18 at 8:34
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    Generally speaking, there are very few "independent sources" that get to examine Chinese prisons... – MichaelK Nov 29 '18 at 8:40
  • @MichaelK By independent I meant anybody not invested in Brother Yun. An actual confirmation from the Chinese government itself past or present would be enough right? – 83457 Nov 29 '18 at 13:23
  • @83457 The Chinese authorities are — obviously — invested in the issue of the escape since all kinds of inside help — i.e. "corrupt" (by their standards) officials — would be an immense embarrassment that makes a mockery of their supposed "maximum security" prison. – MichaelK Nov 29 '18 at 13:26

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