Religious freedom conditions in China continue to deteriorate. The communist Chinese government has created a high-tech surveillance state, utilizing facial recognition and artificial intelligence to monitor and harass Christians, Tibetan Buddhists, Falon Gong and other religions. Independent experts estimate that between 900,000 and 1.8 million Uighur, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and other Muslims have been detained in more than 1,300 concentration camps in Xinjiang.

Source: Imams and government officials pass under security cameras as they leave the Id Kah Mosque during a government organized trip in Kashgar, REUTERS / Blanchard

RELIGIOUS PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE

Adil Tuniyaz

Adil Tuniyaz is a well-known Uyghur poet, reporter at the state-run People's Radio, and author of the books Questions for an Apple and Manifesto for Universal Poetry. Tuniyaz and his wife,… Read More >

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RELIGIOUS PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE

Jimmy Lai

Jimmy Lai escaped communist China to Hong Kong at the age of 12. Despite his UK citizenship, he chose to remain in Hong Kong to advocate against the encroachment of the Chinese communist government on Hong Kong’s freedoms. Lai has been… Read More >

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