CHINA: House Church Pastor Attacked by Government Agents
  • 12 September 2013

Li Shuangping, pastor of Linfen house church, was abducted, beaten and threatened by government agents on the night of 13 August. While Li was driving to his home in Shanxi province, a man who appeared to be drunk staggered in front of his vehicle, at which point Li stopped. A black sedan pulled up alongside […]

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ALGERIA: Christian Convert Facing Prison Time for Defaming Islam
  • 05 September 2013

An Algerian Christian convert from Islam is still awaiting a verdict on his appeal to a harsh 5-year jail term handed to him by a court for proselytism and defaming Islam. According to reports, Krimo Siaghi was arrested on 14 April 2011 after he refused a merchant who tried to force him to recite the […]

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VIETNAM: Praying Christians Brutally Assaulted by Police
  • 05 September 2013

On 31 July, a group of Christians in Ho Chi Minh City were assaulted by police while gathered in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral for prayer. They were praying for the resolution of land disputes because the government has been trying to confiscate their properties. Police and security personnel forcibly ended the meeting, dragging […]

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INDONESIA: Pastor and Assistants Arrested for Baptisms
  • 05 September 2013

Pastor Onekesyi Zegaand and three of his assistants were arrested recently by a district police officer after being accused of baptising Muslims. The allegations were made on 20 June, when a Muslim family reported that a family member had become a Christian and been baptised by the pastor. Police told the pastor and his assistants […]

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VIETNAM: Bibles Confiscated from House Church
  • 29 August 2013

Local authorities confiscated 16 Bibles and some hymnals from a group of Hmong believers during a house church meeting two weeks ago, a VOM worker reports. The house church of 30 families was formed two months ago after an evangelist came and shared the Gospel in their mountain village. No Christians lived in the village […]

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IRAN: Court Refuses Pastor Saeed’s Appeal
  • 29 August 2013

An Iranian court has rejected an appeal from Saeed Abedini, the American Christian pastor held in Iran for his Christian faith, and refused to reduce the eight-year prison sentence according American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). Abedini, 33, an American citizen, has been held in Iran’s Evin Prison since September, following his arrest on […]

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Bibles Plus Update | Thank You!
  • 28 August 2013

With your help, we have raised over $140,000 to provide persecuted Christians with Bibles Plus Packs. Praise God! Praise the Lord for His faithfulness! By His grace, through your generosity and prayer, we have raised over $140,000 to provide Bibles Plus Food Packs to persecuted Christians in areas of greatest need in India, Myanmar, Laos, […]

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Urgent Prayer Update From Egypt
  • 28 August 2013

An exclusive update from our contact in Egypt about the increasing unrest in recent weeks. Please join Christians worldwide in praying for the persecuted church in Egypt. Dear Friends There has recently been a tragic outbreak of violence against Christians in Egypt. After protesting the removal of Mohammed Morsi as president for the past six […]

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The Rise of Extreme Islam in East Africa
  • 28 August 2013

Muslim extremists are pouring resources into east Africa resulting in an increase of attacks against Christians. Read this report to find out more about the challenges Christians are facing in this region. Islamic extremism is on the rise in three formerly safe, majority-Christian countries in east Africa. Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania have been havens for […]

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IRAN: Farshid Fathi Tells of his Agonies in a Letter from Prison
  • 22 August 2013

Farshid Fathi (34), a Christian convert activist who is currently serving a six year term in the infamous Evin Prison in Tehran, explained in a letter how he has been subjected to severe mental torture. He wrote, ‘I was told falsely that my wife had been arrested as well, and that I needed to give […]

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KAZAKHSTAN: Pastor Victim of Soviet-Era Methods
  • 22 August 2013

Lyazzat Almenova (34) is a member of Grace Church in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana. In 2011 her mother made allegations against the church, claiming the pastor had caused her daughter to become ‘schizophrenic’. After a state ‘expert’ confirmed the diagnosis, the police started investigating Pastor Kashkumbayev (66). He was arrested, accused of ‘praying for the sick’ […]

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EGYPT: Nonstop Attacks
  • 21 August 2013

Christians in Egypt are experiencing increased attacks in conjunction with the government’s attempt to disperse two groups calling for the reinstatement of former President Morsi. At least 800 people have been killed and 4,000 injured during recent protests. Forty church buildings have been attacked and burned; and Islamists are targeting Christian-owned businesses as well as […]

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