Believers in Shandong have suffered years of suppression of their religious belief. After having moved their congregation site multiple times, they face a permanent closure in the near future.
A member of the Life Church in Xinjiang was tortured for 24 hours after she was detained for hosting a church gathering.
A member of the Born-Again movement from Anhui Province suffered constant persecution for his faith.
An ethnic Hui Muslim, the imam, was picked up from his home in Xinjiang and taken to a “transformation through education” camp.
Worshipers were forced to either completely close down their gathering places or start meeting in small groups after a sequence of crackdowns on house churches that adhere to head-covering tradition.
A woman signed up for a Falun Gong pamphlet, and her grandson and daughter were punished severely ten years later.
Earlier this year, a farmer lost his life while fighting for his property and rights. His family never received justice or compensation.
A resident of Anhui was harassed by law enforcement officers, and his house was later destroyed because he had hosted a religious gathering.
In a chilling case from Jiangsu, an 11-year-old child was punished for revealing his religious belief.
Authorities have raided multiple Sola Fide congregation sites earlier this year, arresting believers and confiscating churches’ assets.