Persecution Cases

Persecution Cases

Member of The Shouters Arrested and Sentenced by CCP

A member of the Shouters’ movement from Henan Province who had been in exile for more than 20 years was captured by the Chinese authorities and later received a lengthy prison sentence. He Jie (pseudonym) from Yongcheng city, Henan Province, had been on the run after being arrested multiple times by the CCP. On January 20, 2016, a local official told He Jie to go the police station to pick …
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Christians Traveled to Beijing to Seek Justice but Were Detained Instead

After the local police forcibly removed their churches’ crosses, believers traveled to Beijing to talk to the central authorities but were sent back and later detained. In May 2015, local public security officers forcibly removed crosses from multiple churches in Lishui city, Zhejiang Province. The pastors and co-workers of several churches were unwilling to accept this situation and decided to go to Beijing to seek justice. On June 1, 15 …
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House Church Leader Spent 8 Years in Prison, Being Monitored After Release too

The camera installed by the CCP at the front entrance of Zhang Rendao’s home. (Taken in July 2018) The authorities arrested a Christian couple in 2005 and continue to monitor them despite their long sentence. In December 2005, Zhang Rendao (pseudonym) and his family were traveling from Kunshan city to northern Jiangsu. While passing through the Jiangyin Yangtze river toll booth, they were intercepted by the police and taken into …
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Fears Grow For Detained Chinese Activist ‘Cut Off From Supply of Medicine’

The health of Ge Jueping (right) is declining and worrying. (Provided by human rights defender) Photo: RFA Concerns are growing over the health of a detained rights activist in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, who has been held for nearly two years in pretrial detention. Ge Jueping was among a group of at least nine rights activists detained in Jiangsu’s Suzhou city since 2016, when China played host to …
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Maoist Labor Campaigner ‘Kidnapped,’ Believed Detained, in China’s Guangdong

Labor organizer Shen Mengyu is shown in an undated photo.
Photo provided by an RFA listener A Maoist activist who supported a campaign to set up an independent workers’ union in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong has been “kidnapped” and is being detained in an unknown location, prompting further protests by labor activists, RFA has learned. Shen Mengyu, a former employee of the Jasic Technology factory in Guangdong’s Shenzhen city, …
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Beijing Artist Under House Arrest in Remote Corner of China’s Yunnan

Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan are holding an outspoken artist who supported a woman sent to a psychiatric hospital for splashing a poster of President Xi Jinping with ink, RFA has learned. Hua Yong and Dong Jianbiao before the arrest on July 13, 2018. (Screenshot from Hua Yong’s live stream video) Beijing-based artist Hua Yong was detained for questioning after the protest in Shanghai by Dong Yaoqiong, …
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Members of The Church of Almighty God on The Run Arrested Through The Use of China’s Global Surveillance System

As soon as fugitives use their credit card or show their ID documents for hotel check-in or for purchasing a train ticket, they are identified and arrested. On July 14, Bitter Winter reported that on June 26 at least 500 members of The Church of Almighty God, a Chinese Christian new religious movement, were arrested in Liaoning Province as part of the nation-wide crackdown on The Church of Almighty God …
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China Puts Guangdong Musician on Trial Who Sang About Liu Xiaobo

A musician who sang about late Nobel peace laureate and political prisoner Liu Xiaobo stood trial on Friday in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong on public order charges. Dissident songwriter Xu Lin holds a sign leaving his possessions to his wife in the event of his ‘disappearance,’ July 11, 2015.                                        …
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House Church Christian Arrested for Intending to go to Taiwan

A house church member from Yucheng in Dezhou city, Shandong Province was apprehended after buying an online ticket to go to a religious event. The CCP’s official media report on the “No. 1 Central Document” demanding increased crackdowns on rural religious activities (online screenshot) In January 2018, Liu Fangfang (pseudonym) bought a plane ticket online to attend a religious event in Taiwan and was arrested at her mother’s home right …
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Witnesses’ Accounts of the June 26-28 Arrests IN DanDong City

More information has been revealed about the arrest of 500 members of The Church of Almighty God on June 26-28 in Liaoning Province. Bitter Winter reported earlier that the Chinese Communist Party authorities’ massive crackdown on The Church of Almighty God, a Chinese Christian new religious movement, on June 26-28, had been planned months in advance of its execution. It resulted in the arrests of 500 believers in Almighty God, …
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Police Shatter Believer’s Skull, Leaving Her Unconscious

A member of The Church of Almighty God was illegally arrested and inhumanely interrogated for 25 days, eventually, ending up in a hospital. According to sources, on April 26, Liu Xin (pseudonym), a member of The Church of Almighty God, a Chinese Christian new religious movement, was shopping with her granddaughter when three or four plainclothes police officers suddenly arrested her. They handcuffed Liu Xin, escorted her home, and raided …
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Detention Center Director Orders Officers to Torture Christian Woman

The prison guards at the Jiujiang city detention center subjected a member of The Church of Almighty God to severe torture and humiliation for days. Xinlian (pseudonym), a member of The Church of Almighty God, a Chinese Christian new religious movement, was taken into detention from her home in Jiangxi’s Jiujiang city in June. Seven police officers from the National Security Brigade raided her home and used the religious material …
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Preacher Arrested and Tortured While Attempting to Save Others

Two house church pastors were apprehended while preaching in Xinjiang; a colleague tries to secure their release but is arrested and tortured herself. In December 2017, two pastors from a house church in Songyuan city, Jilin, were arrested while preaching in Huocheng county of the Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture in Xinjiang. Another preacher from their church went to a local police station to negotiate their release but was apprehended herself, …
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The Church of Almighty God Members Arrested Across Shandong

Nationwide “Operation Thunder” against The Church of Almighty God is in full force in Shandong Province. Since May of this year, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) government has launched “Operation Thunder,” cracking down on The Church of Almighty God (CAG), a Chinese Christian new religious movement, throughout different regions in different provinces of China. Bitter Winter has reported on mass arrests in Chongqing City, Jiangsu Province, and Liaoning Province, currently …
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Jailed Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Suffers Memory Loss in Prison: Wife

The wife of a jailed Chinese rights lawyer caught up in the July 2015 crackdown says he is suffering from memory loss in prison, raising concerns that the authorities may be dosing him with psychoactive medications. Jiang Tianyong was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment on charges of “incitement to subvert state power” last November, after he pleaded guilty at what his family said was a show trial in August. Chinese …
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China: Four Members of The Church of Almighty God Arrested and Tortured in Huaiyang County

HRWF (27.11.2017) – The Chinese government has conducted nationwide mass arrests of members of the Church of Almighty God on charges of “endangering the social stability” and “subverting the government”. Church members claim that the government has fabricated rumors, slander, and used radio, television, the internet, and media channels to propagate derogatory reports against the group. Members report being subject to arbitrary searches of private property, secret arrests, extorted confessions …
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China: The Church of Almighty God Couple Arrested, Drugged and Tortured

HRWF (14.12.2017) – On 24 October 2016, two members of The Church of Almighty God from the Pukou District in Jiangsu Province, 46-year-old Yang Jun and his wife, 47-year-old Li Mei (aliases), were arrested by the Chinese police. During their detention, police allegedly put drugs into their food and tortured them, leaving them unconscious at times. Both Yang Jun and Li Mei have suffered serious mental and physical scars. Timeline: …
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Three Christians Arrested, Detained and Abused for Preaching the Gospel in Shanghai

At 7 p.m. on December 5, 2012, three Christians by the names of Liang Meixiu (alias, female, 46, Suqian City), Yu Wenzhi and Chen Xueting (both aliases) were arrested by the police of a village police station in Baoshan District, Shanghai when they were preaching the gospel in that village. The police interrogated them about preaching the gospel and gave Liang Meixiu two hard slaps in the face. The next …
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After House Raid, Detention and Expulsion, Christian Father and Daughter in Nujiang Were Driven into Desperation

Zhao Guogang (male, 54) and his daughter, Zhao Jinghui (female, 23), the residents in Lushui County, Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, are both Christians of The Church of Almighty God. At around 9 a.m. on May 15, 2014, five policemen violently broke into the house of Zhao Guogang to search his house like bandits without showing any credentials. After seizing some books on belief in God, the police station …
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Christian Liu Limei Suffers Nervous Breakdown After Long-Term Chinese Communist Government’s Surveillance and Intimidation, Jumps into River to Take Own Life

Liu Limei On November 16, 2014, due to five years of unbearable surveillance, intimidation and harassment by the police of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Ms. Liu Limei (alias Li Jing), a Christian of The Church of Almighty God eventually committed suicide by jumping into a river in Lüliang City, Shanxi Province, at 44 years of age. Ms. Liu Limei, before her death, resided at the residence community of Pingshuo …
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Christian Bai Yonglian Commits Suicide After LongTerm Psychological Stress From Chinese Communist Government Oppression

Bai Yonglian Bai Yonglian (alias: Xiaozheng), female, born August 5, 1979, resident of Weiyuan Town, Huzhu Tu Nationality Autonomous County, Qinghai Province; started believing in the Lord Jesus in 2005, joined The Church of Almighty God (CAG) in October 2010. In 2012, Bai was arrested by the police of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and detained 39 days for preaching the gospel. She was released on bail pending trial after …
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Tortured to Death: A New Book Documents Extra-Judicial Killings of Members of The Church of Almighty God in China

The Belgian NGO Human Rights Without Frontiers reports on 20 cases of extra-judicial killing of members of The Church of Almighty God in China. On 29 April 1997, Xie Yongjiang learned that one of his friends had been arrested for preaching. Fearing that the police would confiscate his friend’s belongings, Xie, his son-in-law, Mr. Gao, and Mr. Gao’s father, rushed to their friend’s home. The three men worked until 2:00 …
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Christian Xu Xinyao Beaten to Death While Imprisoned

On December 10, 2012, Xu Xinyao (alias: Li Hong), a Christian from The Church of Almighty God, was arrested by the authorities of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for believing in Almighty God. On January 7, 2013, he was killed during incarceration at the age of 49. Born on July 16, 1964, Xu was a resident of Dongshe Village Group 3, Longchi Township, Pucheng County, Weinan City, Shaanxi Province. He …
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Christian Shen Suping Tricked into Going to Police Station Then Persecuted to Death

In November 2013, the police of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) entrapped and arrested Christian Shen Suping from Rugao City in Jiangsu Province, and then secretly executed her, all for believing in Almighty God. She was 57 years old. The victim Shen Suping (alias Zhang Ping), female, was born on June 14 in 1957. She was from Zhongxin Village, Jiang’an Town in Jiangsu’s Rugao City. She joined The Church of …
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Christian Wei Xiuyun Tortured to Death by Chinese Communist Police

Victim Wei Xiuyun, female, born June 8, 1952, resident of Longxi Village, Dianbu Town, Feidong County, Hefei City, Anhui Province, China, joined The Church of Almighty God (CAG) in 1998. On November 17, 2014, Wei was arrested by the Public Security Bureau of Feidong County, Hefei City, Anhui Province, for believing in Almighty God. On the second day after her arrest, she was tortured into a comatose vegetative state. After …
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Christian Wang Fang Tortured to Death by Chinese Communist Police While Detained

Wang Fang (alias: Jiajia), female, was born on September 13, 1980 in Jinyang Town, Liangzhou District, Wuwei City, Gansu Province. She lived in the dormitories of a mud logging company in Huochezhan Town, Shanshan County, Xinjiang. She joined The Church of Almighty God (CAG) in 2011. One day in December 2012, Wang Fang was arrested by police in Shanshan County, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region because of her belief in Almighty …
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Christian Zhang Xiaoyue Dies From Hunger Strike Protesting Unbearable Bullying by Chinese Communist Police

Zhang Xiaoyue, female, born in 1964 and lived in Sankou Town of Huangshan City’s Huangshan District in Anhui Province, China. She started believing in the Lord Jesus in 1996 and joined The Church of Almighty God (CAG) in 1997. On September 2, 2014, Zhang Xiaoyue was arrested by the police of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) because of her belief in Almighty God. She was sentenced to three years in …
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Christian Wu Xia Persecuted to Death by Chinese Communist Government

On August 23, 2009, Wu Xia, a Christian from The Church of Almighty God (CAG) was arrested by officers of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) because of her belief in Almighty God. She was murdered while in custody at the age of 57. Prior to her death, Wu Xia lived in the Sucheng District of Suqian City, Jiangsu Province. She joined The Church of Almighty God in 2003 and was …
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Christian Chen Yanling Dies After Police Intentionally Delay Medical Treatment While in Custody

Chen Yanling, female, was born in 1972 and lived in Yanzi Township, Qian’an County, Songyuan City, Jilin Province. She started believing in the Lord in 1997 and joined The Church of Almighty God (CAG) in 2000. One day in the middle of May 2003, after learning that Chen Yanling believed in Almighty God, the Political Security Section of Qian’an County, Songyuan City immediately dispatched six or seven o cers to …
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