Editor’s Note: Article 36 of China’s Constitution explicitly stipulates, “Citizens of the People’s Republic of China enjoy freedom of religious belief. No state organ, public organization or individual may compel citizens to believe in, or not to believe in, any religion; nor may they discriminate against citizens who believe in, or do not believe in, any religion.” The law expressly prescribes freedom of religion, but in fact, the Chinese Communist authorities have never stopped suppressing religious belief, which is universally recognized in the international society. What is the most typical is its repression and persecution of The Church of Almighty God (CAG). At present, the CCP regards CAG as the number one object of its suppression and adopts all sorts of measures to track down and arrest Christians, for example, using teachers to pressure, interrogate, and even torture pupils so as to know whether their families are believers in God.
Recently, in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, in order to force pupils to tell whether their parents are believers in Almighty God, the principal and teachers of a school were not only personally involved into the interrogations, but also instigated high-grade students to act as hatchet men. Those children only aged eight or nine were intimidated, beaten on the palm, and interrogated with electrical shocks. Such abominable deeds make people bristle with anger! More details are below:
On January 1, 2018, in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, teachers of a school sent a QQ message, “Put a stop to believing in Almighty God… jointly turn China into an atheist region and create a great cause; if you believe in God, the CCP will take you as an enemy…”
In February, 2018, Yang E (alias, female, 20s, 1.5 metres tall), the class teacher of the pupil Li Nuo (alias, male, 9), read the Article 36 of China’s Constitution in the class, “Citizens of the People’s Republic of China enjoy freedom of religious belief. No state organ, public organization or individual may compel citizens to believe in, or not to believe in, any religion; nor may they discriminate against citizens who believe in, or do not believe in, any religion.” Then she seduced the pupils to answer, “Is there anyone in your family believing in God?” They all said, “No.”
In early March, Yang E asked Li Nuo, “Does anyone in your family believe in Almighty God?” After Li Nuo denied, Yang E was shamed into anger and pinched his face for ten minutes, which made his face bleed immediately with two fingerprints left.
During the lunch break on March 10, the principal called Li Nuo to the office and cross-examined him, “Where is your mother?” Li Nuo said, “She is doing business outside. Only my sister and I are at home, and my mother is not.” The principal was not satisfied with this answer, so he beat Li Nuo’s hands severely with a hollow steel pipe. Li Nuo’s hands were bruised, and he felt great pain. Five minutes later, the principal did not let Li Nuo go back to the class until seeing that he couldn’t gain anything. According to Li Nuo’s recollection, such things also happened to other classmates.
During the lunch break on March 19, the principal instructed Yang E to take all the pupils in her class into a small dark room one by one and forced them to answer if their parents believed in Almighty God, but in vain. Then the principal exasperatedly asked two upper-grade students to beat their buttocks with wooden sticks while inquiring the pupils. After Li Nuo answered didn’t know, one student hit him on the buttocks, and the other beat his hands. Li Nuo’s hands were bruised again and went numb when he was writing. Li Nuo was also struck in the legs with a hollow iron pipe resulting in a small piece of flesh torn off from his leg by the sharp edge of the pipe. He even still feels pain now when walking. None of his classmates were spared.
At the lunch break on March 21, the principal instructed Yang E once again to take the pupils in groups to the small dark room to cross-examine. During this period, none of the pupils spoke, so the principal ordered, “If they don’t tell, beat them hard. Make sure to get some information next time if not this time.” Li Nuo said that they used a pen to knock his head more than 20 times, leaving a bump on his head. Until now, although the bump cannot be seen anymore, he still feels painful sensations.
During the lunch break of the following day, same as the several interrogations before, the pupils were beaten with the iron pipe when they said nothing. The principal threatened, “I will use the electrical pen to shock you if you still don’t tell.” Li Nuo didn’t answer, and then the principal asked the upper-grade students to give them electrical shocks. Receiving no response, they continually shocked his hand 5 times, which resulted in pain and tingles in his hand. Seeing one of the pupils yelled out when shocked, the principal said sinisterly, “This works. Beat them hard, and we’ll continue to interrogate the fifth-grade students next time.” The electrical shocks made one pupil’s palm crack and bleed along the lines of the skin.
In the first class on the morning of March 23, Yang E took 7 or 8 pupils who needed to be cross-examined once again, including Li Nuo, to the small dark room, where there were more than 20 people, including the principal, dean, class teacher, and Chinese teacher. Failing to obtain any desired information from the mouths of Li Nuo and several other pupils, the principal asked the upper-grade students to pinch their faces, twist their ears, and shock their hands with the electrical pen. They even covered their shoulders with wet towels, on which they placed a sheet of iron, and then they extorted the confession by shocking them. Meanwhile, the principal and several other school leaders were still asking, “Does anyone in your family believe in God?” Two pupils were scared and cried “No,” then fainted immediately due to the electrical shocks. On seeing this, the principal stopped and had the two pupils stretchered to the school’s infirmary. At about 11 a.m., when the students were about to be dismissed, Li Nuo saw the two pupils remain in a coma.
After school, a parent didn’t see the child come out, then quickly ran into the infirmary. After seeing the child unconscious, the parent questioned the principal, “What was wrong with my child so that you treated him like this?” The principal answered in an insouciant tone, “We are investigating the affair of believing in God!” Hearing this, the parent cried and questioned in sadness and indignation, “Why do you treat my child like this?” The principal was rendered speechless.
Until today, the principal is still interrogating the students in that school, devastating the children mentally and physically…