The crackdown prepared the Chinese Communist Party’s 100th anniversary.
The Church of Almighty God
One of the Most Persecuted Religious Groups in China.
A monumental study of 271 decisions rendered in administrative and court cases shows that more applications are being accepted—but not everywhere.
Between January and March 2021, in Jiangsu, Henan, Sichuan, and other provinces, devotees were arrested. Many were tortured.
On April 15, Chinese were called to support repression of banned religions, including Falun Gong, The Church of Almighty God, and the Association of Disciples
It is not only about Xinjiang camps. Church of Almighty God female members tell how they had to work 13–15 hours per day in “regular” jails.
Women and men are sentenced merely for being active in the church, and tortured and humiliated during their detention. Some suffer permanent harm.
As part of the campaign aimed at eradicating the movement, jail terms have been substantially increased.
Massimo Introvigne and Rosita Šorytė explore while some asylum applications are still rejected, and what can be done about it.
How do you call an explicitly announced CCP plan to “annihilate” a large group of Chinese citizens because of their faith?