Four years ago, several co-workers and more than 70 believers of a house church in Liangshan prefecture, Sichuan Province, were arrested; one of them was severely beaten while in custody.
This cruel torture method that leads to severe physical and psychological damage is often used to interrogate religious believers in China.
A Christian man who was arrested and became half immobile due to torture was forced to return to prison.
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.