The Chinese police practice “soft” torture violence, aiming at destroying person’s spirit by using psychological pressure instead of physical force.
Authorities forcibly took away Islamic-style architectural symbols from the rooftops of residential buildings in the city of Yinchuan.
The Catholic Henan Regional Seminary is an essential part of the province’s religious and cultural heritage; authorities recently forcibly demolished the entrance to the seminary.
Bitter Winter continues to receive witness accounts about the arrest of more than 700 members of The Church of Almighty God on June 26-28 in Liaoning Province.
A couple who are both members of The Church of Almighty God were arrested for their belief and tortured with drugs, among other methods.
Two house church pastors were apprehended while preaching in Xinjiang; a colleague tries to secure their release but is arrested and tortured herself.
Arrested during a church meeting, handcuffed believers were taken to a police station and later were fined, some detained and then sentenced.
Believers working for the state lost their jobs, homes, and privileges after their faith had been exposed.
A Local Church preacher and five other Christians were arrested; the preacher has been kept in custody for over eight months.