Special bimonthly FoRB newsletter (16-31.07.2021)
21.07.21 – Religious books publicly burned, DVDs bulldozed in Yunnan
Totalitarian regimes have a thing for burning books, and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) joyfully burn dissident books and destroys other material not approved of by the regime.
15.07.21 – Religious freedom is dying in China
Against a backdrop of pandemic restrictions along with genocide allegations in Xinjiang, the year 2020 saw Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members vigorously preparing the populace to participate in the party’s centenary celebrations
15.07.21 – UHRP hails unanimous senate passage of Uyghur forced labor prevention act
The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) welcomes the passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act in the U.S. Senate, and urges swift action by the House of Representatives.
22.07.21 – Catholic bishop and 10 priests detained in Henan
The priests, conscientious objectors who reject the Vatican-China deal, have been released after “legal education,” the fate of Bishop Zhang remains unknown.
23.07.21 – Tibetan political prisoner convicted for demanding freedom has sentence reduced
Tsultrim Gyatso’s sentence was reduced by 5 months last year after Chinese court claims he has “reformed” after showing “remorse”
Free Tibet’s research partner Tibet Watch has learned that Tibetan political prisoner, Tsultrim Gyatso, was handed a six-month reduction of his prison sentence in April last year.
20.07.21 – Four Tibetans detained after authorities step up mobile phone checks
Authorities in Serthar County have been increasingly checking Tibetans’ phones for images of the Dalai Lama
Chinese authorities have arbitrarily arrested four Tibetans while digitally investigating individual mobile phones in eastern Tibet.
20.07.21 – “Sinicization of christianity” in full speed after the 100th anniversary
Christians are ordered to “completely get rid of the foreign religion.” “Sinicizing” really means “identifying with the leadership of the CCP.”
31.07.21 – Elderly woman sentenced to six years for giving out a flyer
A Huainan City, Anhui Province, woman was recently sentenced to six years for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
31.07.21 – Guangdong man faces trial for his faith, lawyer pursues State compensation for torture-induced disability
A resident of Maoming City, Guangdong Province, is facing trial for his faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
29.07.21 – Spying on Falun Gong: The man who sold two practitioners for $300
The heinous system of delation was at work in Anhui province.
16.07.21 – Daughter and blind mother both convicted for their faith
A Shenyang City, Liaoning Province resident was imprisoned on July 1, 2021, to serve a two-year term for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.