REPORT: CHINA TORTURING CHRISTIANS IN SECRET FACILITIES TO RENOUNCE FAITH
Israel 365 News- Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported last week that Christians in China are being placed in mobile “transformation” facilities run by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) where they are being coerced into renouncing their faith.
RFA quoted Li Yuese (a pseudonym for reasons of personal safety) who said he was detained for ten months after being arrested at his church. He was held in a facility run by the United Front Work Department, working in tandem with the state security police.
“It was a mobile facility, that could just set up in some basement somewhere,” Li said. “It was staffed by people from several different government departments.”
Li said he was held in a windowless room for nearly 10 months, during which time he was beaten, verbally abused and “mentally tortured” by staff, eventually resorting to self-harm by throwing himself against a wall.
“It had its own (CCP) political and legal affairs committee working group, and they mainly target Christians who are members of house churches,” he said. “You have to accept the statement they prepare for you,” he said. “If you refuse, you will be seen as having a bad attitude and they will keep you in detention and keep on beating you.”
Most hadn’t done anything that could trigger any criminal prosecution, so police sent them to the “transformation” facilities instead, Li said.
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