Mr. Willy Fautré, co-founder and director of Human Rights Without Frontiers, and Associate Editor of Bitter Winter, delivered the following text, illustrated with slides from pictures of persecution published by Bitter Winter, during the seminar Freedom of Religion in China organized at the European Parliament in Brussels by Mr. Bastiaan Belder, Dutch representative for the European Conservative and Reformists Group (ECR), Mr. Christian Dan Preda, Romanian representative for the European People’s Party (EPP), and Mr. Josef Weidenholser, Austrian representative for the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats.
Mr. Marco Respinti, Director-in-Charge of Bitter Winter delivered a slightly shortened version of the following text during the seminar Freedom of Religion in China, organized at the European Parliament in Brussels by Mr. Bastiaan Belder, Dutch representative for the European Conservative and Reformists Group (ECR), Mr. Christian Dan Preda, Romanian representative for the European People’s Party (EPP), and Mr. Josef Weidenholser, Austrian representative for the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D).
As a commentary to our coverage of the recent crackdown on The Church of Almighty God, we publish the text and the video of the speech by a representative of that Church at the rally in Geneva on November 6, 2018 during the Universal Periodic Review of China.
We publish the statement by North Korea at China’s Universal Periodic Review in Geneva. Defying ridicule, the country rivaling China for the worst human rights record in the world praises the Chinese government for its “promotion and protection of human rights” and its fight against “cults”.
An appeal to the Chinese President notes that the situation of religious liberty in China is worse than ever.
European Parliament Resolution of October 4, 2018 on Mass Arbitrary Detention of Uyghur and Kazakh Muslims in Xinjiang
Mass arbitrary detention of Uyghurs and Kazakhs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Bitter Winter and its parent organization CESNUR have joined several other NGOs that signed an appeal by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation calling for sanctions against the CCP officers who committed atrocities in Xinjiang and Tibet.
An Open Letter to the Italian Minister of Economy, Mr. Giovanni Tria. While Discussing Economy with China, Do Not Forget Religious Liberty.
Dear Chancellor Merkel: We are NGOs active in the field of religious liberty, and write about the urgent situation of a Chinese refugee, Ms. Zhao, currently detained at the Aufsichts und Dienstleistungsdirektion Landeseinrichtung für Asylbegehrende und Ausreisepflichtige in Ingelheim, after she resisted forcible deportation to China on July 9. We urge you to consider that, should Ms. […]