Christian Sentenced to Death in Pakistan Files Appeal with High Court

Christian Sentenced to Death in Pakistan Files Appeal with High Court

(International Christian Concern) – On September 8, Asif Pervaiz was sentenced to death by a trial court in Lahore, Pakistan for allegedly committing blasphemy. The legal team defending Pervaiz filed an appeal with the Lahore High Court on September 14 seeking to overturn the death sentence. Pervaiz, a 37-year-old Pakistani Christian, was convicted of committing […]

Pakistani Police Arrest Men Accused of Killing Christian Neighbor

Pakistani Police Arrest Men Accused of Killing Christian Neighbor

(International Christian Concern) – Police in Pakistan have announced the arrest of two men, Salman Khan and Suleman Khan, in Peshawar in connection with the killing a Christian in June. According to statements from the victim, he was shot because he was the only Christian living in what his assailants claimed was a Muslim neighborhood. […]

Attacks on Christians Continue in India’s Most Persecuted State

Attacks on Christians Continue in India’s Most Persecuted State

(International Christian Concern) – Christians in Uttar Pradesh, a state located in northern India, are no strangers to persecution. Year after year, Uttar Pradesh is identified as the state where most Christian persecution incidents are recorded in India. According to the Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI), 86 of the 366 violent attacks on Indian Christians […]

Sri Lankan Christians Harassed by Mobs

Sri Lankan Christians Harassed by Mobs

(Voice of the Martyrs Canada) — Mob demonstrations are a common way to disrupt and protest Christianity in the nation of Sri Lanka. Although opposition often comes from the dominant Buddhist community, two recent incidents in the Batticaloa District appear to have been instigated by Hindu leaders. On July 19, a group of 45 people, […]

Chinese House Church Preacher Charged for Homeschooling

Chinese House Church Preacher Charged for Homeschooling

(International Christian Concern) – A house church preacher and his wife in China’s southern Fujian province received a subpoena on September 3. They were charged with “custody disputes” by the local government. According to China Aid, preacher You Guanda from Dianqian Church in Xiamen city was accused by the government of Hongdunzhen, Shaowu city for […]

27 Christian Prisoners Conditionally Released in Eritrea

27 Christian Prisoners Conditionally Released in Eritrea

(Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — CSW has confirmed that 27 Eritrean Christians were released from Mai Serwa Prison near Eritrea’s capital, Asmara, on Sept. 4 and 8, possibly in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. According to CSW’s sources, the group consisted of 19 men and eight women who had been detained without charge or trial for […]

Three Christians Flee Iran in Facing Combined 35 Years in Prison

Three Christians Flee Iran in Facing Combined 35 Years in Prison

(Article18) — Three Iranian Christian converts whose appeals against a combined 35 years in prison were recently rejected want to let their supporters know they are safe and well outside the country. The cases against Kavian Fallah-Mohammadi, Hadi Asgari and Amin Afshar-Naderi were tied up with those against the Iranian-Assyrian pastor Victor-Bet Tamraz and his […]

Cuban Christian Arrested Without Reason

Cuban Christian Arrested Without Reason

(Evangelical Focus) — Until Thursday, Aug. 6 at 10:00 in the morning, Denis Rosabal and Yenislén Bermúdez lived in peace with their three children: Keila (19), Keren (13) and Samuel (11). That day, the Cuban authorities “surrounded the house. There were like ten outside and another three inside, recording everything. One of them was dressed […]

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