Three Seventh-day Adventist Church pastors were arrested in 2010; two were released last fall, and one remains in custody.
A 76-year-old bed-ridden Muslim has been sent for “transformation through education” after one of his grandchildren has been detained.
Bitter Winter has received reports from Lanzhou city in Gansu Province where ten believers at a family church were illegally detained and severely tortured for their belief.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has mobilized people from all walks of life to gather information on believers and report on them.
A believer was reprimanded for a church that she has financed to build, and authorities demanded to demolish it.
A member of a Korean church in Hailin city, Heilongjiang Province, intimidated by authorities and prohibited from holding religious gatherings.
A woman suffered constant physical and mental abuse while in prison for her belief in God.
A member of The Church of Almighty God, a Chinese Christian new religious movement, was arrested for her belief; some days later, her family was notified that she had killed herself.
Two Shanxi Province residents were detained for printing religious material and books.