Persecution Cases

Persecution Cases

China Detains Eight Activists, Questions More After Dec. 13 Meeting in Xiamen

New Citizens Movement founder Xu Zhiyong, (from Internet) Chinese police have launched a nationwide operation detaining at least eight people and questioning others, following a Dec. 13 meeting of liberal-minded activists and lawyers in the southeastern province of Fujian. Authorities in the eastern province of Shandong set up a police task force after the meeting in the Fujian port city of Xiamen, and had detained eight people in Fujian, Shandong, …
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China Jails Sichuan Protestant Pastor For Nine Years For ‘Subversion’

Early Rain Covenant Church pastor Wang Yi and his wife are shown in an undated photo. (File Photo) A court in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan on Monday handed down a nine-year jail term to Wang Yi, the Protestant pastor of the Early Rain Covenant Church. Wang, who founded the church, was detained by police in Sichuan’s provincial capital Chengdu on Dec. 14, 2018 on suspicion of “incitement to …
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CAG Christians Sentenced to 7-8 Years After CCP’s Massive Arrest With Hi-tech Surveillance

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues using high-resolution security cameras to monitor, follow, and arrest Christians, illegally detains, and harshly sentences them. In December 2019, three Christians from The Church of Almighty God (CAG) were sentenced to imprisonment as long as seven to eight years. Many cities in mainland China have established a huge network monitoring system to monitor the people comprehensively (Internet Image) On the morning of November 15, …
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30-year-old Christian Arrested Twice and Sentenced to 15 and a Half Years in Xinjiang

Ouyang Qiuping, female, born in 1989, is a resident of Yining City in Xinjiang. When she was 24 years old in 2013, she was arrested by the CCP and sentenced to 3 years and 6 months because of her faith in God. In September 2019, she received another sentence of 12 years’ imprisonment on the same charge and is still in prison as of now. On December 20, 2012, when …
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145 Church of Almighty God Members Imprisoned in Shandong

As in other areas of China, the persecution of this Christian new religious movement in the eastern province of Shandong has intensified considerably this year. by Ye Jiajia The Church of Almighty God (CAG) is the largest Christian new religious movement in China that has continuously suffered from brutal suppression at the hands of the CCP since its founding in 1991. It is the single most persecuted religious group in …
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Labor NGO Founder, Volunteer, Intern Detained in China’s Guangdong

Chen Weixiang, who worked for the Xin Huanwei group focusing on labor rights for street cleaners and sanitation workers, in undated photo from his time as a student at Sun Yat-sen University School of Medicine. (Photo courtesy of an RFA listener.) A labor rights worker, a volunteer and an intern were reported incommunicado in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on Thursday, while mainland Chinese activists who took part in …
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Tibetan Anti-Corruption Campaigner Draws Prison Term After Two-Day Trial

Tibetan anti-corruption campaigner Anya Sengdra.(Photo: China Political Prisoner Concern) A Tibetan man detained in Qinghai on charges of disturbing social order after he complained online about corrupt officials, illegal mining, and the hunting of protected wildlife was convicted on Friday following a two-day trial and handed a seven-year term in prison, a Tibetan advocacy group says. Anya Sengdra, a resident of Kyangche township in Gade (in Chinese, Gande) county in …
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CAG Christian Nursing Mother Jia Ling Arrested, Interrogated and Disallowed to Leave the Country After Returning from US

Jia Ling, female, born on June 18, 1982, an ordinary Christian from The Church of Almighty God (CAG), is from Nanyang City in Henan Province. In 2011, she went to live in the US with her husband. The two of them had to go back to China in 2014 because her husband’s visa had expired, and they took up temporary residence in their hometown in Henan. In September of 2014, …
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Christians Ma Chunlan and Wang Ruiling from The Church of Almighty God Given Heavy Sentence by the CCP Government for Their Belief in God

Two Christians from The Church of Almighty God in Jiangsu Province were arrested and given more than 7 years’ imprisonment. Some Christians revealed that they were subjected to brutal torture during detention. Ma Chunlan (pseudonym Hu Yang), female, was born on September 28, 1970 in Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province. She came to have faith in the Lord Jesus in 1992 and joined The Church of Almighty God in 2012. At …
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Christian Wang Jiezhi from The Church of Almighty God Given Heavy Sentence of 8 Years and 6 Months by the CCP Government for Her Belief in God

On April 9, 2019, Christian Wang Jiezhi from The Church of Almighty God was given a heavy sentence of 8 years and 6 months in prison and fined RMB 30,000 by the CCP government for taking charge of managing the church affairs. Wang Jiezhi (pseudonym Xiaojie), was born on May 4, 1970 in Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province. She joined The Church of Almighty God in 2005. Before her arrest she …
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Shanxi Christian Subjected to Forced Indoctrination, Burning, Scalding and Sexual Abuse by Police

Zhao Liang (alias), male, 20, a resident of Shanxi Province, is a member of The Church of Almighty God (CAG). In May 2014, Zhao Liang was surrounded and seized by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) police on his way to a church meeting venue. He was then taken to a transformation through education base of the Provincial Prevention Office (the Office of the Leading Group on Preventing and Dealing with …
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Christian Couple Arrested and Beaten for Belief in God With Husband’s Two Ribs Broken

Liu Zongxian (alias), male, 55, and his wife, Wei Shuyun (alias), 54, lived in Xinmi City of Henan Province. Both of them are the Christians of The Church of Almighty God. In May of 2019, the couple was arrested by the CCP police and subjected to cruel torture and punishment because of their belief in Almighty God. Liu’s two ribs got broken outright and he is still unable to work …
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CCP Sets Bounty for Christian Zhang Yanling Because of Her Belief in Almighty God

Arrest Warrant for Zhang Yanling Issued by Sishui County Public Security Bureau (from Internet) Zhang Yanling, female, born on July 21, 1968, of Sishui County, Jining City in Shandong Province, is a Christian of The Church of Almighty God. Zhang Yanling is a loyal and honest person. Her husband died at a young age, so Zhang and her son have had to depend on each other for their continued survival …
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CAG Christian Wang Ju, Detained for Forced Indoctrination for 51 Days, Tortured and Deprived of Sleep for 8 Days

Wang Ju (alias), female, born in 1978, of Chongqing City, is a Christian of The Church of Almighty God. At around 9 a.m. on May 6, 2019, Wang Ju was stopped and arrested by two police officers from Chongqing City Jiulongpo District National Security Brigade while in route to a gathering and taken to a dark corner of a staircase in a nearby residential building. Wang Ju questioned the officers …
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A Christian Arrested and Cruelly Tortured by the CCP for Her Belief in Almighty God

A Christian from Gongyi City in Henan Province was arrested and interrogated by the CCP police because she believes in Almighty God. During her detainment, she was subjected to brutal beatings and torture. Video screenshot At 6 p.m. on July 24, 2019, around 10 police officers came charging into a gathering like a bunch of bandits and forced several Christians from The Church of Almighty God in the gathering, including …
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Believers Brutally Tortured for Their Faith

Members of The Church of Almighty God share horrific experiences of being starved, deprived of sleep, beaten, subjected to other forms of torture during detention. Darkened burn marks are still visible on the feet of the CAG member, who was subjected to electric shock torture. by Xin Lu The Church of Almighty God (CAG) is the most persecuted single religious movement in China whose members are often tortured during …
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Yu Baorong, Christian from The Church of Almighty God Brutally Tortured by Chinese Communist Police

Yu Baorong, female, was born on October 15, 1965. She is from the Quanshan District of Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province. She joined The Church of Almighty God in 2014. The afternoon of June 9, 2018, as Yu Baorong was in a rented room on Bazi Street in the Gulou District of Xuzhou in a gathering with two other Christians from the Church, eight or nine uniformed officers with Xuzhou’s Tongshan …
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Yang Xuan, Christian from The Church of Almighty God Brutally Tortured by Chinese Communist Police

Yang Xuan, female, 33 years old, is from Xinyi City in Jiangsu Province. She joined The Church of Almighty God in 2008. After being arrested in July 2018, she was subjected to 22 days of brutal torture including “exhausting the eagle” and “doing the splits.” At 12:30 a.m. on July 26, 2018, Yang was at the home of a Christian in Xuzhou City when seven police officers with the local …
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Christian Couple Arrested, Beaten and Detained by the CCP Police in Fuxin City

Xin Shoulai (pseudonym, 56) and his wife Xia Chunxia (pseudonym, 54), living in Fuxin City in Liaoning Province, are both Christians of The Church of Almighty God. A little past 4 p.m. on September 9, 2018, when Mr. Xin and his wife were arrested by 6 police officers from Jinzhou National Security Brigade, they were waiting for the train home at Jinzhou City Rail Station after dealing with some affairs in …
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Christian from Shenyang City Arrested and Tortured by Dousing Pepper Spray and Giving Electric Shocks to Private Parts

Xiang Xinsheng (pseudonym, male, 26 at that time), living in Shenyang City in Liaoning Province, is a Christian of The Church of Almighty God. At about 9 p.m. one night in October 2015, Xiang Xinsheng and another 24-year-old Christian Wang Lin (pseudonym) were intercepted by three police cars when they had just finished the church work and were on the way to their temporary residence in Liaozhong District in Shenyang City …
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Christian Died of Lung Cancer Caused by CCP’s Mistreatment in Detention in Zhejiang

Zhang Meijuan (alias), a female born in 1973, was a resident of Zhejiang Province. She was a Christian from The Church of Almighty God (CAG). Because of her faith, she was arrested and detained by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in July 2017. During her custody, she was subjected to mistreatment including having to take cold showers for prolonged periods of time, which led her to develop lung disease and …
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CCP Persecution Worsens Medical Condition of 21-year-old Christian Liu Jun, Who Dies From Delayed Treatment

Liu Jun (alias), male, born in 1998, a resident of Jiangxi Province, joined The Church of Almighty God (CAG) in 2015. He was always a mature, obedient child who was loyal and honest. In July 2018, he was arrested by the CCP because of his faith. Though they were aware that he suffered from kidney disease, the police still interrogated and intimidated him, leading to a worsening of his condition …
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Christian Ding Baoying Tortured to Death by CCP in a Detention Center

Ding Baoying (alias: Chen Yun), female, born on June 25, 1954, was a native of Qiqihar City in Heilongjiang Province, China and later in 1994 relocated to Tangshan City in Hebei Province. In 1987, she began believing in the Lord Jesus and in 2000 she entered The Church of Almighty God (CAG). She was an extremely kind person, very caring to her parents and always willing to lend a helping …
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Surrounded by CCP Police, CAG Christian Li Sulian Plunges to Her Death in Effort to Escape

Li Sulian, female, was born on June 23, 1963; she lived on the 12th floor of the Wanding Square Community in Yucheng County, Shangqiu City, Henan Province. She became a believer in the Lord Jesus in 1993 and in 2000 joined The Church of Almighty God. On May 7, 2019, she was pursued and surrounded at her home by the CCP police because she had been sharing the gospel. In …
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Who Tore Apart and Scattered My Family to the Four Winds?

Author: Zhou Tao December 26th, 2016, was the day my mother died. The weather in Huai Bei (a city in northern Anhui Province, China) that year was exceedingly frigid. The cold, which seeped deep into your bones, had frozen the earth solid. Shattered by my mother’s death, my broken family was all the more despondent. I silently stood guard over my mother’s body and my father’s remains. As I thought …
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Prominent Uyghur Activist Dies Days After Release From Xinjiang Internment Camp

Waris Ababekri (fifth from left, front row), Dolkun Isa (sixth from left, front row), and other members of the Students Cultural Scientist Union at Xinjiang University, in an undated photo.(Photo: RFA) A long-time Uyghur activist has died days after being released from an internment camp in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), according to sources, amid concerns that abuse in detention may have contributed to his death. Waris Ababekri, …
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CAG Christian Liu Hua, Paralyzed as a Result of Cruel Torture by CCP, Dies After Enduring a Prolonged Period of Harassment

Paralyzed old man(from Internet) Liu Hua (alias), born May 1950, was a man from Guyuan City in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. He began believing in the Lord Jesus in 1992 and then entered into The Church of Almighty God (CAG) in 2004. He was honest, loyal and always happy to help others. In December of 2012, Liu Hua was arrested by police of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for spreading …
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70-Year-Old CAG Christian Dies after Being Persecuted by CCP for Belief in Almighty God

Gao Ying was a 73-year-old woman from Bin-zhou City in Shandong Province. She was a Christian and member of The Church of Almighty God (CAG). An Old Woman.(from Internet) On August 27, 2018, Gao Ying and her husband Gao Sheng, along with three other Christians, were holding a gathering in their home when 5 or 6 officers from the local police station suddenly stormed in, and without providing any identification, …
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Unable to Bear CCP’s Persecution, CAG Christian Xiong Xiaolian Ends Her Own Life

Xiong Xiaolian (pseudonym, Li Li), female, was born on June 11, 1951 and lived in the city of Chongqing. She joined The Church of Almighty God in 2007. On June 1, 2018, she was arrested by CCP police because of her belief in Almighty God. After her release she was subpoenaed by police a number of times, and they attempted to force her to confess. Unable to withstand the CCP’s …
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Christian Zhang Shikui, Arrested, Abused, and Driven to Suicide by the CCP’s Harassment After Release

Zhang Shikui, male, born on September 16, 1954, lived in Shangqiu City of Henan Province and joined The Church of Almighty God in 2007. In 2012, Zhang Shikui was arrested by the CCP police for preaching the gospel and was kept in detention for over 40 days. During that time, he was subjected to cruel torture and was beaten by the other inmates, and he was physically and spiritually tormented …
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