(看守所). A facility where those the police considers as guilty of a violation of the Criminal Code are kept pending investigation of their crime. People sentenced to short-term imprisonment can also be held there, as well as those sentenced to criminal detention — the less punitive of the two types of incarceration that exist under Chinese law (the other is imprisonment), usually lasting from one to six months.
France’s Strange War Against the Jehovah’s Witnesses
A report submitted to the UN Human Rights Committee details 25 years of discrimination and harassment against Jehovah's Witnesses.
Xinjiang: An Extraordinary UN Event Elicits China’s Furious Reaction
During an event gathered by the U.S., UK, and Germany, 18 countries vowed to break the United Nations’ silence on the Uyghur genocide.
Religiocide: How to Kill a Religion
A new book discusses how religions end. Some are killed—by democratic states.
Human Rights and the Rights of the Forest: An Interview with Manari Ushigua
Ecuador, Amazon rainforest. The Sapara activist talks about trees, spirits, and greed, and offers his own perspective on religious liberty.