Persecution Cases

Persecution Cases

‘Two-Faced’ Former Uyghur Forestry Official Sentenced to Life in Prison in Xinjiang

Iskender Memet (L) and his father, Memet Abdulla (R), at the White House in Washington, in an undated photo.(from RFA by Iskender Memet) Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have sentenced the Uyghur former head of the region’s forestry bureau to life in prison despite nearly four decades of government service, according to his U.S.-based children. RFA’s Uyghur Service reported in late 2018 on Memet Abdulla’s April …
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Chinese Police Accuse Dissident Xu Zhiyong of Subversion: Source

Chinese dissident Xu Zhiyong (L), who is being held on subversion charges, and his girlfriend Li Qiaochu (R), who is incommunicado and is believed to be held by police as a bargaining chip to put pressure on Xu, in an undated photo.(from RFA, by Li Qiaochu) China’s state security police are investigating detained dissident Xu Zhiyong for subversion after detaining him in the city he fled to after calling on …
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Uyghur Mother, Daughter Handed Lengthy Sentences in Xinjiang Prison for Overseas Ties

Nigare Abdushukur, in an undated photo.(Social media) The mother and daughter of a wealthy Uyghur family in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have been sentenced to lengthy jail terms related to their overseas connections, according to family members who live abroad and local officials. Earlier this year, a Uyghur exile in Turkey named Zohre Abduhemit posted video testimony as part of the “Uyghur Pulse” project documenting missing relatives …
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China Jails Hong Kong-based Swedish Bookseller For 10 Years on Spying Charge

Former Hong Kong bookseller and Swedish national Gui Minhai, who was jailed Feb 25, 2020 for “illegally providing intelligence overseas,” in undated photo.(Photo courtesy of an RFA listener) A court in the eastern Chinese city of Ningbo on Tuesday handed down a 10-year jail term to former Hong Kong bookseller and Swedish national Gui Minhai for “illegally providing intelligence overseas.” “We did not receive any information about this, did not …
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Chinese Police Track Down Dissident Xu Zhiyong Using Facial Recognition

New Citizens Movement founder Xu Zhiyong, (from Internet) Police in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou have detained dissident Xu Zhiyong — who had been on the run for seven weeks — using facial recognition technology and big data analysis, RFA has learned. Xu, who has already served jail time for his spearheading of the New Citizens’ Movement anti-corruption campaign, had also penned an open letter to President Xi Jinping …
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Human Rights: 10 Cases of CAG Christians Arrested and Persecuted After Return to China

The Church of Almighty God (CAG) is a Christian church founded in China in 1991. It teaches that Almighty God is the second coming of the Lord Jesus. He has uttered millions of words to uncover all the mysteries held within the Bible and delivered all truths necessary for the purification and salvation of mankind, thus enabling people to have a true understanding of the work and …
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State-Approved Chinese Priest Ousted After Being Jailed for One Year

ONUnicorn [CC BY-SA A state-sanctioned Chinese priest who was released on December 9, 2019, after being jailed for a year and two months, is now ousted by the government and driven out of his church. According to Bitter Winter, Father Liu Jiangdong, who served at the Church of the Sacred Heart, in the Erqi district of Zhengzhou in Henan province, was accused by Zhengzhou’s Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA) and …
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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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Police Torture Believers to Get Information on Church Money

To eradicate The Church of Almighty God, the CCP goes to great lengths to deprive it of financial means, including vicious harassment of its members. Police tortures a Christian by Yang Guang’an The torture that a member of The Church of Almighty God (CAG) in his 50s endured from the hands of the Chinese authorities will haunt him for the rest of his life. The man from the eastern province …
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65 Days of Indoctrination Confinement and Mistreatment: Story of an Elderly Christian

Ms. Liu Yi (pseudonym), a Christian in her 60s, was subjected to abusiveness, confinement, sleep deprivation, ill-treatment and forced indoctrination merely because of her faith, leaving her with severe physical and mental trauma. (from Internet) “The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) tormented me for more than two months by indoctrinating and confining me. During the two or three months after returning home, I just could not sleep. I was haunted by …
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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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Elderly Christian Left With Sequelae After Brutal Corporal Punishment in Prison

To force an elderly Christian to betray church information, the CCP abused him with corporal punishment for months, who was left with sequelae such as sciatica nerve pain and rheumatoid arthritis. On July 2, 2017, six or seven plainclothes police officers from a police station in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province suddenly burst into the shop of Zhang Yi (alias, aged 62) and arrested him. Claiming that they had known him …
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Christian Subjected to Mistreatment and Indoctrination in Prison Term, Suffering Physical and Emotional Harm

According to the confidential document entitled “Opinions on Strengthening and Improving Prison Work” issued by the CCP government in April of 2019, Christians of The Church of Almighty God (CAG) are labeled as key targets of forced indoctrination and transformation. Prison authorities accross the country inflict all sorts of torture methods on detained Christians in an effort to force them to sign the “three statements” and renounce their faith. CAG …
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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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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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