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Chinese Pastor Who Opposed Government Removal of Church Crosses Sentenced to Prison

BEIJING (New York Times) — A Christian pastor who defended local churches when the Chinese authorities removed church crosses was sentenced to one year in prison on Tuesday night by a court in Zhejiang Province. The pastor, Huang Yizi, was sentenced by the People’s Court in Pingyang County after being convicted of “gathering crowds to […]

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South Sudanese Pastor Jailed, Lashed Following Islamist Threats

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A Sudanese pastor in South Sudan was jailed and tortured for more than three months after Islamists who tried to kill him accused him of being a spy, sources said. Adam Haron, a 37-year-old convert from Islam and a native of West Darfur, Sudan, said Muslim extremists called him on […]

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Obama Calls for American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran to Be Released for Persian New Year

WASHINGTON – Barack Obama issued a call on Friday for an American pastor imprisoned in Iran to be released for the Persian New Year, which began yesterday. As a tradition during the Iranian holiday Nowruz, some prisoners are set free or receive reduced sentences. Obama called upon the Iranian government on Friday to free Pastor Saeed […]

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Vietnamese Christian Human Rights Lawyer Attacked While Under House Arrest

HANOI, Vietnam (Christian Solidarity Worldwide) – Vietnamese human rights lawyer and activist Nguyen Van Dai has reported that his home in Hanoi was attacked by “thugs” earlier this month. Lawyer Dai is reportedly unable to leave his home because he fears he will be attacked by “thugs” and security officers. On March 5, unidentified assailants […]

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Two Christians Attacked, Church Building Burned in Coastal Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Two siblings in their mid-20s were attacked and a church building burned last month in an area of Kenya where Islamic extremists killed at least 13 people last July – including the siblings’ father. Somalis in coastal Kenya’s Lamu County struck 25-year-old Annah after she answered their knock on the […]

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ISIS Threatens to ‘Blow Up’ White House, Demands Middle East Christians ‘Convert to Islam’

In a new audio recording released by the Islamic terror group ISIS, which identifies itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani threatened to blow up the White House, Big Ben and Eiffel Tower and take over much of the world for Islam. “We won the day Europe and [the] U.S. dreamed of […]

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Ugandan Christian Girl Who Fled Beating by Muslim Uncle Mysteriously Dies

IGANGA, Uganda (Morning Star News) – A 16-year-old girl in Uganda who fled from a Muslim uncle who beat her for becoming a Christian mysteriously died on Sunday (March 8) after relatives searching for her discovered her whereabouts the previous day. Namwase Aisha died at 5:30 p.m. at Iganga Hospital in eastern Uganda, where she […]

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Days after Indian Police Torture Christians, Hindu Extremists Attack in Madhya Pradesh

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Days after police tortured 20 Christians in India’s northwestern state of Rajasthan, Hindu extremists in Madhya Pradesh struck two churches in four days. In central India’s Madhya Pradesh, where a law against forced or fraudulent conversions is routinely invoked to harass Christians – though none has ever been found guilty – members […]

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American Pastor Imprisoned in Iran ‘Shaken’ After Fellow Prisoners Taken to Be Hanged

KARAJ, Iran – The wife of an American pastor imprisoned in Iran for conducting missionary and humanitarian work in the nation says that her husband was distressed last week after watching several fellow prisoners being beaten and led off to their death. “Saeed was quite shaken as he had to witness six fellow prisoners being beaten and […]

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Report: ISIS Releases 19 of 200 Kidnapped from Predominantly Christian Area of Syria

AL-HASAKAH, Syria – The barbaric Islamic group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has released 19 people among the 200 that it kidnapped from a predominantly Christian area of Syria, according to reports. As previously reported, members of ISIS launched a door-to-door abduction in the early hours of Feb. 23, […]

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