Church of the Brethren in Nigeria Says 50 Attacks by Boko Haram Were Largely ‘Unreported or Under Reported’ by Media

Church of the Brethren in Nigeria Says 50 Attacks by Boko Haram Were Largely ‘Unreported or Under Reported’ by Media

(Christian Solidarity Worldwide) — The Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, Church of the Brethren in Nigeria) has reported that Boko Haram terrorists carried out over “fifty different attacks on different communities between the end of 2019 to June 2020,” most of which were “unreported or under reported by both the print and electronic media.” In […]

12 Christians Arrested by Revolutionary Guards in Three Iranian Cities

12 Christians Arrested by Revolutionary Guards in Three Iranian Cities

(Article18) — At least 12 Christians have been arrested by intelligence agents belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard in a coordinated operation across three cities. The arrests took place on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning in Tehran, its sister city Karaj, and Malayer, 400km southwest of Tehran. Dozens more Christians were ordered to provide their contact […]

Pakistani Christian Man Shot for Living in a ‘Muslim Neighborhood’ Dies

Pakistani Christian Man Shot for Living in a ‘Muslim Neighborhood’ Dies

Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – According to local reports, Nadeem Joseph, a Christian from the TV Colony of Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s Khybar Pakhtunkhawa province, died yesterday as a result of gunshot wounds he received on June 4. Twenty-six days ago, Joseph and his family were attacked by Muslim neighbors because they purchased a […]

New Law in Iran Threatens More Arrests of Christians, Rights Advocates Say

New Law in Iran Threatens More Arrests of Christians, Rights Advocates Say

(Morning Star News) – Legislation passed by parliament in Iran could make it easier to arrest and imprison Christians and other religious minorities, rights advocates said. Under amendments to articles 499 and 500 of the Islamic Penal Code, those found guilty of “deviant psychological manipulation” or “propaganda contrary to Islam,” whether in the “real or […]

Prison, Exile, Work Restrictions, Fines: Seven Iranian Christians Sentenced for ‘Propaganda Against the State’

Prison, Exile, Work Restrictions, Fines: Seven Iranian Christians Sentenced for ‘Propaganda Against the State’

(Article 18) — Seven Christian converts in the south-western Iranian city of Bushehr have been given sentences ranging from prison and exile to work restrictions and fines. The seven, including three married couples, received their verdicts on June 21 at the revolutionary court in Bushehr. They were given 20 days to appeal and intend to do […]

Christian Family in Pakistan Claims Relative Was Murdered by Police

Christian Family in Pakistan Claims Relative Was Murdered by Police

Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – A Christian family in Pakistan claims their relative was murder by police after refusing to change his testimony in regards to a crime he witnessed. The Christian family has filed charges against the police and the case has led to several local protests. On June 22, several police officers, led […]

Persecution Watch Group Unveils Plaque Commemorating ‘The Unknown Martyrs of Communism’

Persecution Watch Group Unveils Plaque Commemorating ‘The Unknown Martyrs of Communism’

(Voice of the Martyrs) — Voice of the Martyrs Korea, an NGO which ministers to persecuted Christians worldwide, held a press conference today to unveil a plaque on its Martyrs Timeline commemorating “The Unknown Martyrs of Communism” and to officially release its new booklet, “Communism Is Not Dead”, an educational resource for Christians and churches. “Since […]

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