Manipulated and lied to by the government, relatives of believers from banned religious groups are forced to mistreat their loved ones to save themselves.
The Church of Almighty God
One of the Most Persecuted Religious Groups in China.
The CCP has a list of banned religious groups. Now, it is telling lawyers they cannot argue in court their accused members are not guilty – or else.
The Chinese government offers financial rewards for tip-offs on believers who are hiding from persecution and uses intimidation tactics against their families.
Many Church of Almighty God members are left broke after police raid their homes and seize their savings, claiming that they are hiding the money for the Church.
As in other areas of China, the persecution of this Christian new religious movement in the eastern province of Shandong has intensified considerably this year.
In Xinjiang, one of the most restricted and heavily surveilled areas in China, Christians are detained for no reason, severely punished.
In an attempt to accelerate the eradication of the largest Chinese Christian new religious movement, the CCP coaxes officials and believers to become spies.
A Church of Almighty God member was jailed for her faith in 2012. After years of torture and forced labor in a Chinese prison, her life will never be the same.
The crackdown in Xinjiang affects all religions. The world’s attention is focused on the Uyghurs, but the CCP also persecutes members of Christian movements.