Sister F is a long-time Christian leader in Iran. Last year, one of her discipleship groups was raided by the police, and Sister F was beaten, tortured and placed in solitary confinement.
Since the death of one of her daughters, grandmother Gate has lived with her 15-year-old granddaughter, Noi, while another of Gate’s daughters and her husband have supported them with food and necessities.
A young Christian couple in Sudan who have two children together are facing 100 lashes on charges of “adultery” after a sharia (Islamic law) court nullified their marriage following the husband’s conversion to Christianity.
Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu, a 25-year-old Christian student at the Shehu Shagari College of Education in Nigeria’s Sokoto State, was fatally stoned to death and her body burned on 12 May.
On 17 February, a team of HVK (Aid to the Oppressed Church) field workers were ambushed by 20 armed rebels.
After constant threats, Pastor Filadelfo Santos Perez has been driven from his village because of his witness for Christ.