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.
An activist fighting for the rights of villagers in Fujian was recently sentenced to 11 years in prison. Bitter Winter looks back at the events that have led to the arrest of Li Xinlin and six others whose trial has been disguised by the Chinese authorities as the “fight against organized crime.”
In the past 12 years, a Xinjiang resident has faced harassment and torture for his belief.
The police made fourteen detained Hui Muslims defy their cultural and religious traditions as a means of psychological torture.
A member of the Life Church in Xinjiang was tortured for 24 hours after she was detained for hosting a church gathering.
A Christian woman from Henan’s Gongyi city was arrested recently and tortured for information.
A leader of The Church of Almighty God was illegally detained in a hotel, where she was interrogated in secrecy for ten days.
Demonstrations in Canada support Chen Huixia, who has been sentenced under Art. 300 of the Chinese Criminal Code for “using a xie jiao”.
Authorities in China’s Shandong tortured a house church leader and imprisoned two others for their religious belief.