ALGERIA: Christian Acquitted
  • 19 July 2018

In April 2016, Idir Hamdad was returning to Algeria from a study trip to Amman, Jordan. When his luggage was inspected at the airport upon return, customs officials found his Bible and some other Christian books, along with some cross-shaped keychains he had been given. He was interrogated for eight hours, during which time the […]

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IRAN: Pastor’s Son Receives Verdict
  • 19 July 2018

Ramiel Bet Tamraz and a friend have each been sentenced to four months’ imprisonment for “acting against national security” by joining house churches. Judge Ahmadzadeh oversaw the hearing on 18 June and delivered the verdict on 11 July. There is likely to be an appeal, with Ramiel’s lawyer asking for the sentence to be reduced […]

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PAKISTAN: Christian Prisoner Beaten for Praying in Front of Cell Mates
  • 10 July 2018

A 25-year-old mentally disabled Christian man, who is in a jail in Pakistan on charges of blasphemy, was brutally beaten by his fellow prisoners because he was praying. Yaqoob Bashir, who is from the Mirpurkhas area of the Sindh Province and has been in jail since 2015 after a Muslim cleric accused him of burning […]

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NIGERIA: “Please Wish Her Happy Birthday” – Missing Chibok Girl’s Mother
  • 21 June 2018

For the 20th birthday of one of the missing Chibok girls, her mother has sent a plea: “Please wish her a happy birthday and remember her in your prayers,” CNN reports. The mother of Dorcas Yakubu – kidnapped by Boko Haram from a boarding school in Nigeria’s north-western town of Chibok four years ago – […]

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A Life so Needlessly Taken
  • 19 June 2018

by Craig Tee Daniel aged 15, is described by Ms Sumidja, his loving grandmother who he lived with, as a typical young boy in character, but a diligent grandson who knew what he desired. He attended church every week faithfully. Following carpark duty for the first service, he would head off to youth service. He […]

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PAKISTAN: Two Christians Arrested After Sharing Literature
  • 24 May 2018

A Pakistani Bible school student was arrested and detained for a day after giving Christian literature to a Muslim man who had asked for it. Samir was in the market with a friend when a Muslim shop owner asked for a set of his Christian books, after Samir gave them to him, the shop owner […]

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