Facilities where inmates are subject to six hours of mandatory indoctrination every day, but unlike in the transformation through education camps, are allowed to return to their homes at night and should report again to the class the following morning. In Xinjiang, the inmates, most of them Uyghur Muslims who do not speak Chinese, are compelled to recite or sing the national anthem in Chinese, and reportedly beaten if they are unable to comply. Although less harsh than the transformation through education camps, the mandatory indoctrination classes are not simple “schools” either, and there have been reports of inmates who have committed suicide, unable to bear the mistreatments any further.
Deprogramming in Japan: Damages Awarded in Unification Church Case
Japanese judges confirm that kidnapping and detaining believers for the purpose of coercively “de-converting” them is a crime.
Pakistan Threatens to Prosecute Blasphemy Committed Abroad
Authorities claim that American citizens operating in the U.S. an Ahmadi Web site risk prison sentences up to 10 years.
Benedict Rogers’ Christmas Letters to Xi Jinping and His Victims
A noted British human rights and religious liberty activist has 12 demands for the CCP leaders.
Solidarity, Subsidiarity, and the Taxation of Spiritual Movements
Some reflection on the Republic of China’s Judicial Day, from the point of view of a Western scholar.