LAOS: Father Expels and Threatens Sons for Attending Church
  • 09 July 2020

A teenager and his younger brother were kicked out of their home recently for attending church. Chan and Huang were in a church service outside Vientiane on 24 May when their father burst in and began swearing at them. He told them to stop worshipping and go home. Members of the congregation prevented the boys’ […]

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INDIA: Christian Boy Murdered by Extremists
  • 11 June 2020

Sombura Madkami, a 14-year-old Christian boy from Kenduguda village, located in the Malkangiri district of India’s Odisha state, was brutally murdered by religious extremists. Christian leaders claim Sombura was murdered by religious extremists who had been harassing Christians in Kenduguda village for years. “On the night of 4 June, a few villagers ganged up with […]

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NIGERIA: Kidnapper Sentenced to 26 Years
  • 28 May 2020

Recently, a federal court in Nigeria sentenced Yunusa Dahiru to 26 years in prison for abducting a Christian teenager in 2015, and forcing her into an Islamic marriage. Additionally, her name was changed to ‘Aisha’, the name of one of the wives of Islam’s prophet Mohammad. Her abduction gained media attention as her parents raised […]

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PAKISTAN: Christian Family Continues to Suffer Following Recovery of Abducted Daughter
  • 07 May 2020

Abductions, sexual assaults, forced conversions, and forced marriages continue to be a significant abuse faced by Christians in Pakistan. On 27 January 2019, Maria, 16, was abducted from a relative’s house in Punjab, Pakistan, by a group of Muslim men. For several weeks, Maria was raped multiple times in captivity, forced to convert to Islam, […]

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Not Forgotten: Susan in Uganda
  • 28 January 2020

Susan Ithungu accepted Christ as a young girl in 2009. When her Muslim father found out, he beat and threatened her in unsuccessful attempts to force her to deny Christ. He then locked her in a small space in their mud shanty. She was rescued after six months, having survived on small amounts of food […]

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Project: Kids in Turkey
  • 07 January 2020

There are very few Christian youth in Turkey and many of them can feel discouraged and isolated while some are even bullied for their faith in Christ. With financial support from Voice of the Martyrs Australia, Kids in Turkey helped address this area of need and for the first time last year, began a youth […]

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