A Christian in Henan was sentenced three times, and spent ten years in jail, for the only crime of being a member of a banned movement.
Detention in China
The Bible is recognized as one of the books with the most significant impact on the world. In China, that impact means a run-in with authorities.
Muslim countries seem happy to throw Ummah solidarity to the wind in their efforts to cozy up to China.
Some of the leaders are serving sentences as long as 13 years, merely because of their Christian faiths.
Xinjiang authorities arrested Dilshat Oralbai in early 2018, along with his two sisters and a brother. Activists and families are fighting for their release.
Shandong protests erupted when veterans discovered their identities – and benefits – had been stolen by government officials. Violence and arrests followed.
Religious prisoners are put to work making clothes or electronics in brutal conditions: 12-hour workdays, denied of nutritious food and medical care, tortured.
China’s religious persecution extends to all religions without discrimination.
A Bitter Winter reporter went to Shawan county to learn how government suppression affects daily lives: mass arrests, burned books, and destroyed mosques.
Beijing’s war on terror is reining in Christians, adding to fears that its mission is not only to stamp out Islam, but also to strike hard at the Uyghur nation itself.