Jail authorities ordered cellmates to pour buckets of ice water daily on a believer imprisoned after a Christmas get-together of church members.
According to a new book, the notorious practice of “harvesting” organs from Falun Gong and Uyghur prisoners of conscience has been extended to members of The Church of Almighty God.
Bitter Winter has received reports from Lanzhou city in Gansu Province where ten believers at a family church were illegally detained and severely tortured for their belief.
A woman suffered constant physical and mental abuse while in prison for her belief in God.
A member of The Church of Almighty God, a Chinese Christian new religious movement, was arrested for her belief; some days later, her family was notified that she had killed herself.
Dai Xiaoqiang, a pastor from Zhejiang Province, discloses details of being detained in a water dungeon.
In a decision awaited with interest in political and diplomatic circles, the Court of Zharkent, Kazakhstan, has ruled that a Chinese Muslim woman, who entered the country illegally, should not be deported to China, where she would face imprisonment and torture.
Over 100 members of The Church of Almighty God have been arrested in the city of Chongqing since this April. The whereabouts of 40 detainees remain unknown; seven reported to have been tortured.
A Griffith University lecturer, accused of being “in China’s pocket” for his attempts to deny that organs of Falun Gong prisoners of conscience are “harvested,” is being investigated and banned from traveling abroad. He denies all charges.