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NIGERIA: Renewed Fulani Attacks on Christian Community

No fewer than 75 corpses have been recovered following a string of attacks by Fulani herdsmen on the predominantly Christian community of Miango, in the Bassa local government area of Plateau state, central Nigeria. Jerry Datim, a religious leader from the area, told World Watch

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ASIA

PAKISTAN: Asia Bibi Remains in Prison, in Good Spirits

Asia Bibi, a Christian mother, was convicted of blasphemy after a co-worker accused Bibi of insulting the prophet Mohammed. While she maintains her innocence, an accusation of blasphemy is enough to warrant the death penalty in Pakistan. Asia’s conviction has brought international attention to the

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GULNORA

TAJIKISTAN: Pray for Gulnora, Wife of Imprisoned Pastor

Gulnora’s problems with hypertension began soon after the secret police arrested her husband, Pastor Bakhrom Kholmatov. Bakhrom, 42, was arrested on 10 April 2017 in a raid on the Sonmin Sonbogym (Good News of Grace) Protestant Church by secret police. They also harassed and beat

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PAKISTAN: Killer of Christian Student Freed

The Multan High Court has ordered the release on bail of Ahmed Raza, the Muslim student arrested for killing Sharoon Masih, 17, his classmate of Christian faith. The latter was beaten to death after being found “guilty” of drinking from the same water dispenser as

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uganda-regina

UGANDA: Refusal to Convert Ends in Tragedy

A Christian woman has been brutally attacked with a machete by her Muslim husband for refusing to convert to his religion. The attack led to the death of the woman’s one-week-old twins. Regina Navatovu, 35, lived with her husband, Asuman Sekidde, in Bumogolo village in

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VIETNAM: New Religion Law Fuels Christians’ Fears

Vietnam’s Law on Belief and Religion, which came into force on 1 January has alarmed Christians. It insists religious groups must be registered and approved by the government. They also believe that the law’s vague wording could be exploited to limit church activities. Despite some

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