The dreaded Article 300 of the Chinese Criminal Code punishes with 3 to 7 years of imprisonment “or more” those who “use” a xie jiao. Case law shows that “using” a xie jiao is an expression interpreted by Chinese courts as being active in a xie jiao in any capacity. In some cases, being found in possession of literature of a xie jiao has been regarded as sufficient for the application of Article 300.
Genocide in Xinjiang: The Word is No Longer Taboo
The U.S. officially adopted the designation, and in the UK an amendment to prevent trade with genocidal states was narrowly defeated.
Deprogramming in Japan: Damages Awarded in Unification Church Case
Japanese judges confirm that kidnapping and detaining believers for the purpose of coercively “de-converting” them is a crime.
Jehovah’s Witnesses and Sexual Abuse: 4. Answering Some Criticism
Survivors of sexual abuse have every right to be angry. Sometimes, however, they should consider whether they are not used again, this time to support anticult campaigns.
Solidarity, Subsidiarity, and the Taxation of Spiritual Movements
Some reflection on the Republic of China’s Judicial Day, from the point of view of a Western scholar.