Pastor, Wife Arrested on Baseless Charges in Northern India

Pastor, Wife Arrested on Baseless Charges in Northern India

Pastor Lal Chand after his release from jail in Gorakhpur District, Uttar Pradesh, India. (Morning Star News) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Hindu extremists in northern India disrupted a house church service, interrogated a pastor and signalled police to arrest him and his wife on baseless charges of fraudulent conversion, sources said. Pastor Lal Chand, […]

Threatening Letters Terrorize Christians in Northwest Nigeria

Threatening Letters Terrorize Christians in Northwest Nigeria

Zamfara state, Nigeria. (Himalayan Explorer based on work by Uwe Dedering) ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Christians in northwest Nigeria are living in terror after receiving letters threatening death unless they close their churches, sources said. A police spokesman said Zamfara State Police have beefed up security at churches and increased intelligence-gathering in response to […]

New Report Exposes Years of Human Rights Abuses by Wealthy Nigerian Governor

New Report Exposes Years of Human Rights Abuses by Wealthy Nigerian Governor

Governor El-Rufai is not who he tries to make the world believe he is  12/02/2021 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Human rights watchdog group International Christian Concern (ICC) released a report earlier today profiling Nigerian Governor Nasir El-Rufai and analyzing his years-long pattern of punishing Christian communities in Kaduna State. While militant groups contribute to religious persecution in Nigeria, No […]

Pastor in Nepal Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Violating Anti-Conversion Law

Pastor in Nepal Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Violating Anti-Conversion Law

Nepalese Christians Fear Further Use of Anti-Conversion Law 11/30/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a Christian pastor in Nepal has been convicted of violating the country’s harsh anti-conversion law. The pastor has been sentenced to two years in prison and a fine of 20,000 Rupees (approximately $165.00). […]

Three Children among 10 Christians Killed in Nigeria

Three Children among 10 Christians Killed in Nigeria

Plateau state, Nigeria (Profoss, original work Uwe Dedering, Creative Commons) JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Fulani herdsmen killed 10 Christians, including three children, in an attack in Plateau state, Nigeria in the early hours of Friday (Nov. 26), sources said. It was the second attack on Christians in Bassa County in one week. In the […]

Dozens of Christians Slain as Nigeria Moves Off CPC List

Dozens of Christians Slain as Nigeria Moves Off CPC List

Sultan Bello Mosque, city of Kaduna, Kaduna state, Nigeria. (Anasskoko, Creative Commons) JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Less than a week after the U.S. removal of Nigeria’s designation as engaging in or tolerating violations of religious freedom, Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday (Nov. 23) killed two more Christian farmers in Plateau state, and earlier 38 Christians […]

Animist Villagers in India Force Christians to Exhume Body

Animist Villagers in India Force Christians to Exhume Body

Exhumed body of Laxman Markham in Gumadpal village, Bastar District, Chhattisgarh state, India. (Morning Star News) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Tribal animists influenced by Hindu extremists in central India last month forced Christians to exhume the body of a 25-year-old man buried on relatives’ private land because they didn’t want a Christian interred in […]

Christian Sentenced to Death for ‘Blasphemy’ Acquitted

Christian Sentenced to Death for ‘Blasphemy’ Acquitted

Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan. (Romero Maia, Creative Commons) LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – A Christian in Pakistan incarcerated for nearly 10 years on a false blasphemy conviction was released from prison on Nov. 9 after a high court acquitted him, but quietly to avoid Islamist outrage, his attorney said. The life prison sentence of […]

Haitian Gang Releases 2 Missionaries Held Hostage, 15 Still Being Held

Haitian Gang Releases 2 Missionaries Held Hostage, 15 Still Being Held

(Fox News) — A Christian missionary group announced that two of its 17 missionaries have been released after being held hostage by a Haitian gang. Christian Aid Missionaries, which is based in Ohio, made the announcement on Sunday but did not provide further information about the individuals released. “We have learned that two of the hostages in Haiti were […]

ICC Publishes 2021 Persecutor of the Year Awards

ICC Publishes 2021 Persecutor of the Year Awards

Comprehensive Report Condemns Oppressive Countries, Entities, and Individuals        11/17/2021 Washington D.C. – International Christian Concern (ICC) announced its 2021 Persecutor of the Year Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at a press conference in Washington, D.C. ICC released its detailed findings in a 140-page report on 24 of the world’s worst oppressors of Christians. Nigeria earned ICC’s […]

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