(勞動改造or勞改). “Reform through labor” camps, to which those found guilty of various crimes are sentenced by Chinese courts of law. They are part of the Chinese jail system. Work conditions are very difficult and NGOs have claimed that thousands died in the camps, although statistics are a a matter of controversy.
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.
China: National Security Education Day Focused on Fighting Illegal Religion
On April 15, Chinese were called to support repression of banned religions, including Falun Gong, The Church of Almighty God, and the Association of Disciples
Taiyuan Reformed Church Under Police Attack
Brother Zhao Weikai has been arrested on May 17. The house church in Taiyuan (China) has been repeatedly harassed in the last few months.
Jehovah’s Witnesses: Disfellowshipping, Shunning, and the Ghent Ruling
Many do not understand how shunning exactly works. Erroneous representations of the practice may have influenced the Ghent judges.