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, 2018 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, 2018 at 8:34
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    Generally speaking, there are very few "independent sources" that get to examine Chinese prisons...
    – MichaelK
    Nov 29, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 at 13:26


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