In early December, Heilongjiang provincial authorities mobilized a large police force and launched a mass arrest operation against members of the CAG.
Detention in China
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.
A member of The Church of Almighty God was arrested and died in detention soon after. Because of injuries on her body, her family believes that mistreatment by the police caused her death.
The university student is one of 13 members of The Church of Almighty God that were arrested in China’s capital at the beginning of the month. His release date is uncertain, and family not allowed to see him.
In a village of Fujian, authorities illegally demolished homes of residents to make way for the construction of a new villa. A family that lost two properties attempted to fight for their rights, but was persecuted and had to go into hiding to escape arrest.