In a landmark decision concerning a Church of Almighty God asylum seeker in Switzerland, the UN Committee Against Torture ruled that the risk exists for all Christians.

The worst decision ever for China rendered by a body of the United Nations came in a case of a refugee of The Church of Almighty God (CAG). The Committee against Torture (CAT), the UN body that monitors the implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by its State parties, rendered on July 27, 2021, a decision on a case of a female CAG member, which has a long judicial history.

The decision was a significant blow to China as it ruled that Christians in general, not only the members of new religious movements banned as xie jiao such as the CAG, are subject to an “increasing incidence of persecution,” so that deporting the applicant to China “would put her at risk of torture of other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”.

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