American Pastor Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison in Iran for Planting House Churches

American Pastor Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison in Iran for Planting House Churches

An Iranian-born American pastor, who has dual citizenship in both the United States and Iran, has been sentenced to eight years in an Iranian prison for planting Christian house churches in the predominantly Muslim country. As previously reported, 32-year-old Saeed Abedini of Idaho was taken into custody last September while visiting his homeland of Iran […]

Ten Christian Leaders Arrested in Eritrea in Effort to Eradicate Underground Church

Ten Christian Leaders Arrested in Eritrea in Effort to Eradicate Underground Church

Eritrea — Ten Christian leaders have been arrested in the East African country of Eritrea. The persecution watch group Open Doors USA states that there have been several systematic arrest efforts in recent years, but this instance is particularly concerning to citizens as they believe that the government is seeking to “eradicate the underground church […]

Christians Killed in North Korea for Their Faith

Christians Killed in North Korea for Their Faith

The persecution watch group Open Doors USA has confirmed that two Christians in North Korea have been killed for their faith. While their identities have not been released, the circumstances surrounding the deaths of the Christians, apparently both males, have been explained. The first man had been visiting China on a number of occasions in […]

European Court of Human Rights Throws Out Three of Four Christian Discrimination Cases

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — In a landmark case that experts say will reverberate for generations, the European Court of Human Rights ruled against three out of four U.K. Christians who suffered from discrimination because of their faith. Analysts who spoke with WND had mixed feelings about the verdict, parts of which will be appealed to the ECHR […]

Thousands Take to Streets of Moscow to Protest Russian Ban on American Adoption

Thousands Take to Streets of Moscow to Protest Russian Ban on American Adoption

Moscow, Russia — Tens of thousands took to the streets of Moscow today to protest a new law signed by President Vladmir Putin that bans Americans from adopting children from the nation of Russia. According to reports, over 10,000 protesters stood in the bitter cold chanting “Russia without Putin” and “Putin is a child-killer,” along […]