Christians From The Church of Almighty God Join Amnesty International in Appealing for Human Rights

On November 19, 2017, the French Jaurès Team of Amnesty International, a long-time human rights watchdog organization in various countries, held a running activity called Run for Freedom (Courir pour la Liberté) at the Buttes-Chaumont Park (Parc des Buttes Chaumont) in Paris, aiming to call on the Chinese and Turkish authorities to immediately cease persecution of its Turkey chairman, Taner Kılıç, Chinese women’s rights activist Su Changlan, and nine other Turkish human rights activists. This is yet another call and condemnation by the international community on the dramatic deterioration of the human rights conditions in China and Turkey. The persecuted Christians of The Church of Almighty God also participated in the running activity, who expressed that they were participating in the event to support human rights and appeal for the abusive human rights situation in China. They introduced that since God appeared to work in 1991, The Church of Almighty God has been suppressed and persecuted by the CCP government. Statistics show that just in the short span of two years between 2011 and 2013, as many as 380,000 Christians of The Church of Almighty God had been unlawfully arrested, imprisoned and convicted by the CCP government, of which 43,000 were subject to various means of torture in secret courts that resulted in the death of 13 people. To date, well-documented cases indicate that 44 Christians of The Church of Almighty God had been persecuted to death by the Chinese government. As a result of the escalating repression, they were forced to flee to overseas countries for asylum. Their experiences have also drawn the attention of an increasing number of international human rights organizations and individuals.