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  • 22 October 2020
LAOS: Christians Detained for Planning Christian Funeral

Four Lao Christians have been in jail for more than three months in the country’s Khammouane province for planning a Christian funeral that is contrary to the local customs. On 3 July, the four Christians travelled to Khammouane’s Phousath village to attend a funeral that was deemed by village authorities to have violated Lao customs […]

  • 22 October 2020
PAKISTAN: Victim’s Family Goes into Hiding

Marilyn Asif, along with her four young children, has had to flee for safety after her husband Asif Pervaiz was sentenced to death for blasphemy. Asif, 37, has already spent seven years in jail after a blasphemy case was filed against him in 2013. He was given the death penalty on 8 September. The case […]

  • 22 October 2020
SOMALIA: Christian Couple Arrested

At an October news conference, police in the self-declared autonomous region of Somaliland announced that a Christian couple had been arrested for being “apostates and evangelists spreading Christianity.” On 21 September, the two were taken from their home in Hargeisa where police also found Christian literature in their possession. The police spokesperson, Faisal His Elmi, […]

  • 22 October 2020
EGYPT: Convert Couple Severely Tested

Though Egypt has a small Christian population, life is not easy for Muslims who choose to convert to Christianity. John, a committed hardliner Muslim, came to faith in 2014 after studying the Bible in order to convince Christian friends to convert to Islam. His wife, Malika, also became a Christian after observing his new character […]

  • 14 October 2020
ISRAEL: Congregation Facing Repeated Harassment from Anti-Missionaries

The Beit Hallel Messianic Congregation in Ashdod, southern Israel has experienced systematic harassment from the local anti-missionary group. The harassment includes intimidation, fear tactics, vandalism, curses, chanting, blocking the entrance to the church and disrupting services. The congregation initially won a court case against its harassers and obtained a restraining order, but that restraining order […]

  • 14 October 2020
USA: Bob Fu and Family Subject to CCP Harassment

Late last month, Dr Bob Fu (also known as Xiqiu Fu), the founder and president of ChinaAid, prayed publicly at the National Mall in Washington DC, asking God to make members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) repent. Prior to praying, Dr Fu learned that the Chinese Communist Party had just dispatched agents in the […]