Anthony Kwan / Getty ImagesPro-democracy supporters pray during a memorial service in a church on June 28, 2020, in Hong Kong. (Anthony Kwan / Getty Images)
The Chinese Communist Party is allegedly rounding up Christians and subjecting them to torture if they refuse to renounce their faith.
According to Radio Free Asia, a Christian in Sichuan’s southwestern province was detained in a facility run by the CCP’s United Front Work Department and the state security police. The source, who asked only to be identified as Li Yuese, said that he was held there for ten months after a 2018 raid on his church.
The CCP reportedly enforces “tight controls” over its citizens’ religious practices. Underground “house churches,” which do not ascribe to the CCP-approved version of Christianity, are often raided by police and religious bureau officials.
In addition to raids, members of these churches are said to be frequent targets