Several years ago, authorities in Gansu shut down a house church and arrested its believers.
A group of six preachers travelled to Xinjiang and were arrested by the police. They also suffered brutal physical torture in detention.
An institute that provided training and education in Arabic was recently shut down in Ningxia’s Wuzhong city.
Authorities in Ningxia Hui autonomous region arrested a man and put him in prison for merely helping a friend who is a member of The Church of Almighty God.
Jail authorities ordered cellmates to pour buckets of ice water daily on a believer imprisoned after a Christmas get-together of church members.
Recently, Bitter Winter received information that Islamic symbols on the buildings in a farmers’ market in Wuzhong city, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, were all taken down.
Bitter Winter has received reports from Lanzhou city in Gansu Province where ten believers at a family church were illegally detained and severely tortured for their belief.
Authorities forcibly took away Islamic-style architectural symbols from the rooftops of residential buildings in the city of Yinchuan.