Prosecutors seek justice for Christian YouTuber attacked in Indonesian prison

Prosecutors seek justice for Christian YouTuber attacked in Indonesian prison

Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – On Aug. 11, state prosecutors held a hearing in South Jakarta where they demanded a one-year extension of a jailed policeman’s sentence. The policeman, Napoleon Bonaparte, was convicted of bribery in March of last year. In August of that year, the former inspector general reportedly broke into a fellow inmate’s […]

Fulani militants disrupt Christian farming community, kill 6 in Nigeria

Fulani militants disrupt Christian farming community, kill 6 in Nigeria

Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – It was a cloudy night and villagers in one Christian farming community in Nigeria’s Benue state were about to go to sleep. Suddenly, militants arrived, scattering the villagers into the surrounding bush. Six villagers who could not run were killed. The militants were all armed with AK-47 rifles and machetes, […]

Nigerian Court of Appeals Upholds Sharia Law in High Profile Blasphemy Case

Nigerian Court of Appeals Upholds Sharia Law in High Profile Blasphemy Case

A secular court rules that Sharia court has the power to sentence and execute. 08/17/2022 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Nigeria’s Kano State High Court doubled down on a ruling that the Sharia court system has the power to hand down death sentences in blasphemy cases. The decision blurs the line between what can be tried in […]

Iranian Christian with Parkinson’s disease and wife detained

Iranian Christian with Parkinson’s disease and wife detained

(Article18) — An Iranian Christian with advanced Parkinson’s disease and his wife have been detained in Tehran. Homayoun Zhaveh, who is about to celebrate his 64th birthday, and Sara Ahmadi, 44, answered a summons to an administrative office of Evin Prison on Saturday, expecting to receive back their confiscated property. However, they were instead surprisingly […]

Muslim extremists cut off hand of Ugandan Christian

Muslim extremists cut off hand of Ugandan Christian

NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – Muslim extremists in eastern Uganda last month cut off the hand of a 42-year-old father who left Islam to become a Christian, sources said. Musa John Kasadah of Maumo village, Luuka District was ambushed on July 26 as he tried to flee to safety with his family, who had joined […]

Report documents severe human rights violations against Afghan Christians

Report documents severe human rights violations against Afghan Christians

Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – It has been one year since Kabul’s collapse following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Strict Islamic law was institutionalized by the Taliban, which ensured the elimination of religious diversity as well as the social ostracization of both ethnic and gender minorities. International Christian Concern (ICC) has published a report, Afghanistan Humanitarian […]

Chinese police again raid meeting of Early Rain Covenant Church, detain one

Chinese police again raid meeting of Early Rain Covenant Church, detain one

(Radio Free Asia) — Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan have once more raided a gathering of Early Rain Covenant Church members in the the provincial capital, Chengdu, detaining one of them, RFA has learned. Christian writer and translator Xing Hongwei was detained in Chengdu on Sunday after a teahouse gathering of church […]

Terrorists kill, kidnap Christians in northern Nigeria

Terrorists kill, kidnap Christians in northern Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Muslim terrorists in northern Nigeria killed an 86-year-old Christian in his home on Aug. 2 and kidnapped two others who were later released, likely after ransom payments, sources said. The gunmen killed Daniel Yatai at his home in predominantly Christian Manchok village, Kaduna state, shortly after 11 p.m., according […]

Two Chinese church leaders have their day in court

Two Chinese church leaders have their day in court

(International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a preacher and a church coworker from Xuncheng Reformed Church in China’s Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, arrested in November 2021 for “illegal border crossing,” finally had their day in court Friday, Aug. 5. But they will have to wait longer for any resolution of their […]

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