People in China are paying for their beliefs with their lives, like a member of The Church of Almighty God from Henan who died while in detention.
Detention in China
Continuing the pattern in China’s Northeast, believers arrested, forced to sign anti-religious pledges, for daring to meet in believer’s home.
Churches in Jiaozuo city of Henan Province have been turned into communist party schools, cultural centers, and activity hubs.
The church leaders from Inner Mongolia were arrested, and seven of them were sentenced to more than five years in prison.
In early December, Heilongjiang provincial authorities mobilized a large police force and launched a mass arrest operation against members of the CAG.
Uyghurs working outside Xinjiang forced to return home, Huis in Xinjiang – to their places of origin, facing questions of how to support families.
In three years, a member of the Church of Almighty God from Zhongshan city has been arrested twice for her belief; she was sentenced to six years in prison.
A secret plan to hide the detained Uyghurs in innocuous facilities backfires, exposing Xinjiang’ insatiable demand for more prison-like detention space.
International media has already reported that Uyghurs are being transferred to, and detained in, other provinces of China. Bitter Winter has uncovered further details about the movement, and what we are learning is disturbing.
Authorities in Guangxi Autonomous Region arrested 16 believers from a house church last year; its 60-year-old preacher was later given a prison sentence.