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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ARAJ: The Cost of Following Christ
  • 28 October 2019

Araj, 16, was living with her parents and three sisters in Upper Egypt. Her parents’ marriage had not been a happy one. They used to spend much of their time arguing with one another and eventually separated. Araj’s mother, Malli, left the marriage and along with her four daughters moved to another area. The family […]

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MIRIAM: The Cost of Following Christ
  • 28 October 2019

As a university student, Miriam never wore a hijab. One day a Muslim lecturer asked, “Are you Christian?” When Miriam answered, “No sir, I am Muslim”, the professor became very angry and shouted, “Why you don’t wear hijab as a Muslim lady, to protect yourself as the Koran says?” He warned her that she would […]

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