For the first time, a prisoner of The Church of Almighty God detained in China is “adopted” by the bipartisan Lantos Commission of the US Congress.
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.
The Chinese government is so intimidated by this spiritual practice that focuses on mediation and exercise it tortures its practitioners.
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.