The escalating crisis in Hong Kong is a reflection of the "desperate cry for freedom in mainland China", Release International has said.
It is calling on China to grant freedom of religion to Christians in the mainland who are experiencing increasing persecution.
The organisation, which supports persecuted Christians worldwide, said that persecution in China has reached new heights since the tightening of religious restrictions in 2018.
"Release partners say persecution has reached a peak not seen since the bad old days of the Cultural Revolution. Release is calling for those laws to be repealed," it said. ...