(株連). A tactic that the CCP uses to force religious believers to give up their faith by harassing their families. Ancient Chinese rulers, dating back to the Shang dynasty (1766 to 1122 BC), used “familial exterminations” or “guilt by association” – punishing or beheading criminals along with their relatives. Later, the terms were used to refer to punishment when all family members were implicated for the crimes of one person; the declared goal of the practice was crime reduction.
China Keeps Being Accused of Genocide by Politicians All Over the World
Activist Laura Harth, of Safeguards Defenders and IPAC, explains how we got to important parliamentary actions to hold China accountable for its crimes.
Jehovah’s Witnesses: How the Ghent Decision Subverted the Idea of Liberty
Declaring that shunning “apostates” is a crime implies accepting the ideology that surrendering our freedom to an organization is always suspicious.
Pakistan: Adventist Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy
Sajjad Masih Gill was serving a life sentence from 2013 for allegedly offensive SMS. On appeal, judges said this was not enough.
The Sad Story of Uyghur Soccer Proves China Unfit to Host Olympics
Uyghurs love soccer, but Chinese authorities do not love Uyghur players and supporters. Their discrimination is another argument for an Olympic boycott.