It is not only the detainees who suffer. Aged parents and young children are left alone. This is the story of one grandmother struggling to protect her family.
Detention in China
In August 2018, we all celebrated Kazakhstan’s decision not to deport this brave Muslim refugee back to China. But Beijing did not give up, and she is at risk again.
In China, where freedom is not free, decorating one’s own home or having a “sensitive” social media username is a license to be arrested or even sent to jail.
Exclusive new details have emerged about the transfer of Uyghur detainees outside Xinjiang, and the conditions inside the prisons warehousing them for re-education.
A house church preacher, Luo Yao, was detained after posting a message on social media calling to pray for the arrested Pastor Wang Yi.
Mr. Willy Fautré, co-founder and director of Human Rights Without Frontiers, and Associate Editor of Bitter Winter, delivered the following text, illustrated with slides from pictures of persecution published by Bitter Winter, during the seminar Freedom of Religion in China organized at the European Parliament in Brussels by Mr. Bastiaan Belder, Dutch representative for the European Conservative and Reformists Group (ECR), Mr. Christian Dan Preda, Romanian representative for the European People’s Party (EPP), and Mr. Josef Weidenholser, Austrian representative for the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats.
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.
Continuing the pattern in China’s Northeast, believers arrested, forced to sign anti-religious pledges, for daring to meet in believer’s home.
The church leaders from Inner Mongolia were arrested, and seven of them were sentenced to more than five years in prison.