Disregarding growing concerns from the international community, the CCP steps up efforts to control the daily lives of people by monitoring their every move.
Along with Muslims, members of The Church of Almighty God, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and other persecuted groups are also sent to internment camps for “transformation.”
The CCP indoctrinates believers to give up their faith through beatings, sleep and food deprivation, and other cruel physical and psychological means.
After parents are locked up in transformation through education camps, their children end up in the government’s hands – mistreated, malnourished, and depressed.
When almost all men from a village in northern Xinjiang were locked up in internment camps, their wives were left alone to run households.
Bitter Winter visited two residential communities in Shihezi city that bear traces of the CCP’s brutal suppression of ethnic Huis.
In Xinjiang, one of the most restricted and heavily surveilled areas in China, Christians are detained for no reason, severely punished.
The crackdown in Xinjiang affects all religions. The world’s attention is focused on the Uyghurs, but the CCP also persecutes members of Christian movements.
Former president of Xinjiang University Tashpolat Tiyip faces execution, as Chinese authorities intensify the “study, purge, resist” crusade against dissent.