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China: Church Members Tortured to Reveal Information

Persecution of Christians in China: the Chinese government has been acting with ever greater impunity against Christians. Its use of torture techniques as detailed in this article is part of its ongoing efforts to destroy Christianity and fashion a new religion that is superficially Christian but is actually a pliant tool of the Communist Party. This threatens all the Christians of the country, including the tiny community of Orthodox Christians in China.

China offers yet another instance of the persecution of Christians by governing officials that is unfortunately on the increase not only in China, but in all too many other nations around the world.

For previous ChristianPersecution.com coverage of the persecution of Christians in China, see here.

“Church of Almighty God Members Tortured to Reveal Information,” by Yang Guang’an, Bitter Winter, December 8, 2020:

To make believers renounce their faith and disclose information about the Church, the CCP uses a variety of torture techniques, from electric shock to sleep deprivation.

A member of The Church of Almighty God (CAG) from the eastern province of Jiangsu, in his 70s, was arrested this July just because he belonged to a banned religious group and was brutally tortured to extort information about the Church. “A police officer poked me with an electric baton that crackled constantly,” the believer told Bitter Winter. “He poked my private parts twice, causing unbearable pain.”

Since he refused to disclose any information, the officer ordered him to stare at a strong light and continued shocking his thigh. “I could not open my eyes and felt that my brain was about to explode,” the man continued. “It was so painful that I wished to die. The officer then seized one of my legs and threatened to break it.”

The Church of Almighty God is suffering increasingly severe crackdowns at the hand of the CCP. During the first half of 2020, over one thousand CAG members were arrested. In Jiangsu Province, 388 CAG members were arrested from January to October. Many detained believers are tortured during interrogation. Sleep deprivation, chili water spray, and suspending people as their hands are handcuffed to the ceiling or a door frame are among many techniques employed by the CCP to torture people of faith.

Bitter Winter has learned that, to make a 60-odd-year-old believer with cerebral infarction give up her faith, the police shone a bright light into her eyes several times. They knocked her in the head with an electric baton and slapped her face and neck….

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