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.