Christian parents in Pakistan denied custody of kidnapped girl

Christian parents in Pakistan denied custody of kidnapped girl

LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – Refusing to review evidence from a Christian couple trying to recover their 12-year-old daughter after she was allegedly kidnapped and forced to convert and marry, a judge in Pakistan last week denied them custody, sources said. Justice Sadaqat Ali Khan of the Lahore High Court’s Rawalpindi Bench on Thursday […]

Americans visit ‘Mayflower Church’ to prevent potential kidnapping

Americans visit ‘Mayflower Church’ to prevent potential kidnapping

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (ChinaAid) — In the last several months, options dwindled for the Mayflower Church and Pastor Yonggang. The South Korean government refused to grant them asylum due to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) influence. Church members sought resettlement options, and American partners visited the Chinese church to protect them from potential kidnapping. […]

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. 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 Sharia […]

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 […]