(中央防範和處理邪教問題領導小組). Originally known as the Central leading group for handling the Falun Gong question (中央處理法輪功問題領導小組), its name was subsequently changed to indicate it should deal with all xie jiao, not only Falun Gong. The anti-xie-jiao Central leading group set up the policies and the closely connected Office 610 implemented them. On March 19, 2018, it was announced that this Central Leading Group, together with the associate central Office 610, will be disbanded and its functions transferred to staff of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission, as well as the Ministry of Public Security.
Two Refugees from Xinjiang Attacked in Kazakhstan
Kaisha Akan was beaten with a heavy iron object, and Murager Alimuly stabbed, confirming that the long arm of the CCP pursues asylum seekers abroad.
Panama: Anti-Cult Amendment to Criminal Code Introduced
A tragedy where seven people died during exorcisms performed by an evangelical sect is leading to a broad provision targeting “cults” in general.
British MPs, Jewish Leaders Ask Twitter to Block Chinese Embassies’ Accounts
They argue that CCP “wolf warrior” diplomats are “not less violent and active in spreading fake news than Trump.”
French Law on “Republican Principles”: What if It Would Promote More Freedom of Religion?
A new “White Paper” by Frédéric-Jérôme Pansier, Willy Fautré, and Massimo Introvigne, asks to use the law to modernize the French definition of religion.