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IRAN: Release of Rasoul Abdollahi

An Iranian Christian has recently been released from prison, although the conditions imposed are severely restrictive. Rasoul Abdollahi was arrested on 26 December 2010 along with Farshid Fathi and other believers. He was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment in December 2013 following a conviction for

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CUBA: Pastor’s Son Falsely Accused and Imprisoned

A young Christian man was recently jailed in an effort to hurt his pastoring family, whose role is integral to a new church plant which VOM sources describe as being a “powerful blessing” in the community. Gabriel Jeyva, 19, was serving his mandatory military service

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LAOS: Christians Cleared of Murder Convicted on New Charges

Five Christians, cleared of murder charges related to the death of a Christian convert from an unidentified long-term illness on 21 June 2014, have been found guilty of causing death by “performance of the medical profession without a license” after praying for her. According to

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BHUTAN: Pastor Imprisoned for Evangelism Released

The case against a pastor, who was sentenced to prison for his evangelistic work, has been dropped. Tandin Wangyal was originally detained along with another pastor, Mon Thapa, in March of 2014. The pastors were charged with: 1) Conducting a gathering for a religious purpose

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LIBYA: Murder of 21 Coptic Christians

Christians in Egypt are deeply saddened by the brutal murder of 21 Coptic Christians by Daesh (Islamic State) Muslim extremists in Libya. The extremists published a video on the evening of 15 February, showing the decapitation of the Copts. The Copts had been kidnapped around

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Shafia’s Story

Pakistan: Shafia’s Story In Pakistan, Christians are called “chura”. It’s like calling someone a dog. Shafia’s faith was tested when she was kidnapped by a Muslim man. This short testimony will inspire you to pray for persecuted Christians in Pakistan.

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INDIA: Police Arrest Christian Protesters

Police in India’s capital of New Delhi have arrested hundreds of Christians demonstrating against a recent string of attacks on churches. Christians claim that five churches in New Delhi have been attacked over the past two months as religious intolerance continues to grow. Hundreds of

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BURMA: Soldiers Rape and Kill Two Christian Kachin Teachers

Two young Christian Kachin women who were working as volunteer teachers for rural village children in Shabuk-Kaunghka in Shan state, Burma (Myanmar) were raped and killed by Burmese soldiers on 19 January. The attack is thought to come in revenge for renewed fighting between the

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INDONESIA: Three Believers Killed by Militant Muslim Group

On 15 January, a militant Islamic group in Central Sulawesi killed three Christian men in separate attacks. One of those callously murdered was 22-year-old Tomi Alipa. Tomi was working with his mother, Jana, and sister, Dian, near their home in Tangkura village at the time

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IRAN: One Believer Released, another Re-Imprisoned

On 8 February 2012 eight believers were arrested in coordinated raids by security agents in Shiraz. Three (Nima, Sharifa and Masoud) were released on bail in March 2012, a fourth (Fariba) was released in October 2012, a fifth (Korosh) in May 2014 and a sixth

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PAKISTAN: Woman Succumbs to Injuries from Church Bomb Attack

A Christian woman who suffered serious injuries resulting from a bomb attack at her church has tragically passed away. Farah Javed died as a result of an infection on 11 January, almost 16 months after one of the deadliest attacks against Christians in the country’s

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IRAQ: Elderly Christians expelled from Mosul

A group of ten elderly Christians, some with disabilities have been ‘expelled’ by Islamic State militants for refusing to convert to Islam. They spent two days travelling and arrived in Kirkuk on 7 January, an area now under the control of Kurdish Peshmerga Forces. The

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CHINA: Police Raid on House Church

A house church gathering of more than 70 Christians in China’s south-western Sichuan province was raided by police officers on Tuesday 20 January and more than 20 people were taken into custody, among which were two pastors and two missionaries. More than 70 Christians from

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JORDAN: Two Sisters Persecuted by their Family for Following Christ

Two sisters who converted to Christianity were forced to flee their village after their brother threatened to kill them for leaving Islam. Before converting to Christianity, ‘Nazli’ felt that Allah was unfair and discriminated against women. A Christian relative helped Nazli to understand how different

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SUDAN: Pray for Christians in Nuba Mountains

A church in the Nuba Mountains was destroyed in a bombing on Sunday 30 November, during a worship service. The congregation fled the building after hearing the planes pass overhead several times, so no one was injured in the attack. The area was bombed again

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NIGERIA: Dozens of Believers Murdered in Recent Weeks

At least 28 Christians were brutally murdered by militants during the weeks of Christmas and New Year. On January 2nd, Fulani militants torched houses and killed 15 people in Ambe-Madaki village, Kaduna State. Ten others in the same area were murdered days earlier on 27

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NIGER: Christian Community Shattered

Islamic anti-Christian rioting erupted in Niger’s second largest city, Zinder, on Friday 16 January, spreading quickly to the capital, Niamey. It continued into the next day as Muslims protested ‘blasphemous’ Charlie Hebdo (a French satirical magazine). Numerous Christian homes, schools and colleges were burnt, as

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VIETNAM: Pastor Attacked in Broad Daylight

On Sunday, 18 January at around 4:30pm, Pastor Quang and his associate pastor were attacked by five men only 500 metres from his Bible college. The attack occurred without provocation as the two pastors were set upon by five assailants who used bricks and rocks

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When Christ is Everything

VOM Australia travelled to Iraq to meet with and encourage some of the thousands of believers who have been forced to flee destruction in Mosul and surrounding areas. Our representative reports on a distribution of Bibles and Life Packs in one village. I watched as

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