PAKISTAN: Christian Family Claims Their Son’s Murder is Being Covered Up
  • 21 November 2019

The family of Akash Masih, an 18-year-old Christian who worked at Aman Bakery in Sialkot, Pakistan, claims that their son was murdered by his Muslim co-workers on 24 September. According to Akash’s father, his son was killed because of discrimination and religious jealousy. “My son was an expert at baking and making shawarma and burgers,” […]

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IRAN: Upcoming Court Hearing
  • 21 November 2019

Christians in Iran face constant danger when living out their faith. This is particularly true for those who convert from Islam. For many, faith in Christ leads to torture and imprisonment. Ismaeil Maghrebinejad, 65, was taken into custody in January on charges of propaganda against the state. In a hearing on 22 October, charges of […]

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CUBA: Evangelist Arrested for Public Preaching
  • 21 November 2019

A lay evangelist was arrested in the central Cuban city of Camagüey in October after police heard him preaching in public. Juan Bautista is well known to local authorities, who have repeatedly told him to stop his public evangelism and have claimed he has a mental illness. But Juan has faithfully continued to share the […]

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CHINA: Chengdu Pastor to be Tried
  • 21 November 2019

Sichuan authorities moved ahead with the prosecution of Early Rain Covenant Church pastor, Wang Yi on Friday. His trial is expected to be held soon. Wang has been in custody since 9 December 2018, when officials seized around 100 members of his church. He was charged with “inciting subversion of state power”, for his Christian […]

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ERITREA: Christians Suffer Under Worsening Conditions
  • 14 November 2019

Conditions in Eritrea continue to deteriorate despite a peace treaty signed with Ethiopia earlier this year that earned Ethiopia’s president, an evangelical Christian, the Nobel Peace Prize. “The country is becoming worse and worse,” an Eritrean Christian said. “[There is] no electricity, little internet connection, the economy is bad and people are suffering. All phone […]

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TURKEY: Christian Convert Teacher Dismissed from Duties
  • 14 November 2019

Turkish Christians request prayer for Christian convert, Esma, who has been withdrawn from her teaching duties. She is being investigated by the National Education Board after the Turkish press accused her of missionary activities through her social media account. Esma, 40, a graduate from Ataturk Religious Faculty of Erzurum University, has been working at Hasan […]

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