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  • 18 November 2020
IRAN: Christian Flogged for Drinking Communion Wine

On 15 November, Iranian Christian convert Saheb Zaman Fadaie received 80 lashes for drinking communion wine. He is the second Christian to have this sentence implemented in two months. This sentence was issued against Fadaie, as well as two others, in September 2016. They also received a 10 year prison sentence for acting against national […]

  • 18 November 2020
ALGERIA: Churches Closed by Pandemic Remain Unopened

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world, places of worship in many nations have been closed to prevent the spread of the virus. In Algeria, all places of worship and entertainment have been closed since March. In August, governing officials decided to gradually reopen places of worship, beginning with large mosques consisting of over […]

  • 18 November 2020
UGANDA: Christian Radio Preacher Murdered

David Omara was the pastor of Christian Church Centre and a well-known radio preacher in northern Uganda. During his radio broadcast on 31 October, he contrasted Christianity to Islam. After finishing the broadcast at about 9pm, Pastor David received a phone call from a listener who expressed appreciation for his message and invited him to […]

  • 18 November 2020
LAOS: Village Elder Ostracised by Family for Faith

Khampang came to Christ after witnessing God’s goodness and being healed. Only two others in his village were Christians, and both had experienced harsh reactions from their families. One young man was disowned by his family, and a teenager was kicked out of his family home. As a result, both young men were forced to […]

  • 11 November 2020
MYANMAR: Lingering Effects of Imprisonment

A key denominational leader targeted by Communist separatists continues to suffer lasting effects from his imprisonment. In 2018, the Wa State Army arrested Christians and at least 120 pastors in north eastern Myanmar, including Aikhun Plot. In prison, he spent most of his time with a metal leg chain digging into his ankle, causing long-term […]

  • 11 November 2020
CUBA: Religious Leaders Under Pressure to Sign Agreement Regarding Church Demolition

Cuban authorities in the city of Santiago de Cuba are pressuring religious leaders to sign an agreement regarding the demolition of their church. The Assemblies of God church, led by Pastor Faustino (Fausto) Palomo Cabrera, located in the Abel Santamaria neighbourhood of Santiago de Cuba, was demolished by authorities on 30 October. The demolition began […]