International Christian Concern | March 19, 2019
A Kyrgyz musician from the province of Xinjiang has been wrongfully accused, imprisoned, and tortured for his faith in China.
According to persecution watchdog organization Barnabas Fund, James* went on trial along with his friend in 2017 on false charges of terrorism. They were handed 16-year of imprisonment. His family was banned from visiting him until recently when his relatives were granted permission to see him behind a glass window.
The musician came to Christ after he met a Christian couple who were working in Xinjiang’s capital city Urumqi in January 2016.