VIETNAM: New Believer Tortured for Faith
  • 14 August 2019

Village leaders tortured a Hmong Christian recently in an attempt to force him and his wife to renounce their new Christian faith. After the couple refused to abandon their faith in Christ, the villagers hung the man upside down over a fire of spicy chillies. The acrid smoke burned his skin, throat and eyes, until […]

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NEPAL: Christian-Run School Burglarised
  • 14 August 2019

Buddhist fundamentalists broke into a school run by Christians recently, searching for proof that the Christians were indoctrinating local Buddhist children. The Buddhists broke into the school during the night, rifling through offices and destroying furniture, but they didn’t find the evidence they were seeking. The Christian who manages the school was born into a […]

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INDIA: Government to Introduce Anti-Conversion Bill to Parliament
  • 14 August 2019

The BJP-led government is preparing to introduce a nationwide anti-conversion bill in the next session of parliament. Many religious minorities in India, including Christians, fear the enactment of such a law because of the widespread abuse of similar state-level anti-conversion laws. The government has already started drafting a bill that will prevent any kind of […]

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ALGERIA: Another Officially Mandated Church Closure
  • 14 August 2019

On 6 August, a church in Bouidjima was officially closed by the National Gendarmerie for failing to have a permit. A government mandate, requiring permits for all churches, was issued in 2006. Yet, even though applications have been properly submitted, the requested permits were not issued. One Algerian church leader refers to the officials’ implementation […]

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NIGERIA: Leah Sharibu’s Mother Sends Message to President Buhari
  • 08 August 2019

Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah Sharibu has pleaded with the federal government to intensify efforts towards her daughter’s release from Boko Haram captivity. Rebecca who made the call last Wednesday in an interview said, “I still plead with the federal government, organisations and individuals to intensify efforts for the release of my daughter, Leah, […]

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MEXICO: Protestants Forcibly Displaced
  • 08 August 2019

Four protestant Christians were forcibly displaced on Sunday 28 July by leaders in the village of Cuamontax Huazalingo in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Community leaders told the victims that the expulsion was the consequence of their failure to sign an agreement that bans Protestants from entering the village. Also because of a press conference […]

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