(勞動教養or勞教). “Re-education through labor” camps, instituted by the CCP in 1957. They should not be confused with laogai. Inmates are sent to laogai based on a decision by a court of law, while no judicial decision was needed to send somebody to a laojiao. An administrative order by a security agency was enough. The laojiao system was widely used for dissidents, devotees of banned religions, and real or suspected “counter-revolutionaries.” The laojiao were abolished in 2013, and replaced by the transformation through education camps.
“Sect Filters” in Germany: Institutionalizing the Anti-Cult Narrative
German citizens should sign declarations that they did not and will not participate in any Scientology-related activity before obtaining some public and private jobs.
Virgin of Guadalupe Mural Vandalized in Los Angeles
The incident is part of an alarming series of attacks against Catholic statues and churches in the United States.
Department of State Religious Freedom Report: China Is Guilty of “Crimes against Humanity”
The Department of State releases its yearly religious liberty report: China (with 85 quotes from Bitter Winter), Russia, Pakistan are severely criticized.
UK: Xinjiang Genocide Vote Won—But Where Do We Go from Here?
No time to sit idly, MPs and Uyghur activists tell the UK government: the historical vote should now have practical consequences.