In style reminiscent of the Cultural Revolution era, the local authorities sentenced 16 Uyghurs in a public trial recently.
Authorities in Xinjiang are sentencing high-ranking Uyghurs to long prison terms as part of their anti-Muslim campaign.
Churches that are not directly controlled by the Chinese Communist Party are facing extinction as the number of closed down places of worship and arrested preachers continues to grow.
A Muslim man in his twenties from Xinjiang has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for posting Islam-related information on social media.
Authorities are demanding to disclose the religious beliefs of employees and their family members, thus, restricting and endangering their job and social stability.
In August, authorities in Henan removed hundreds of church crosses as part of the plan to stop an “invisible” spread of religion. The vast majority of these were at the government-controlled Protestant Three-Self churches.
More than 100 believers in Almighty God were recently arrested in various cities across Jilin.
Bitter Winter interviewed a staff member at a “transformation through education” camp who disclosed details about living conditions of 12,000 detainees there.
In only one day, 95 members of The Church of Almighty God were arrested in Zhejiang Province, 20 believers are still missing.