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Over 400 Church of the Almighty God Members Arrested amid Communist Party's 100th Anniversary

Christian Headlines - On the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, the CCP issued a crackdown targeting members of the Church of the Almighty God (CAG).

According to religious liberty magazine Bitter Winter, arrests of CAG members have exceeded 400 people between April and June of this year.

The CAG is considered a new religious movement, and according to Bitter Winter, it is also the most severely persecuted religious group in China.

In a document issued by the Office of State Security in Shanxi Province, the arrests were made in the name of the maintenance of social order during the 100th-anniversary celebration of the CCP.

Under the guise of anonymity, a government employee in Henan Province told Bitter Winter that the central government was ordered to arrest CAG members as key targets in preparation for the celebration. At least 265 CAG members were arrested in the Henan Province from mid-April to mid-June.

In another account shared with Bitter Winter, a released CAG member explained that during interrogation, she found out that some police officers had disguised themselves as cleaning workers and surveilled her house for three months before she was arrested. The police also showed the woman surveillance screenshots of two other CAG members and forced her to reveal their whereabouts.

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