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ALGERIA: Conviction Upheld for Convert from Islam

An Algerian judge under pressure from Islamists to uphold a Christian’s conviction for alleged proselytising rescinded his one-year prison term today but doubled his fine, a lawyer said. Ibaouene Mohamed was sentenced in July 2012 to one year in prison and a fine of 50,000

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TANZANIA: Pastor Beheaded in Religious-Linked Brawl

Pastor Mathayo Kachili of an Assemblies of God Church in Tanzania was killed last Monday in a brawl between Christians and Islamic extremists. According to Denis Stephano, the local police commander, tensions between Muslims and Christians in Buseresere, a town located in Tanzania’s Geita Region,

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SAUDI ARABIA: Arrests of 53 Ethiopian Christians

While attending a worship service in the private rented home of a fellow believer, 53 Ethiopian Christians were arrested by Saudi authorities in Dammam, the capital of the country’s Eastern Province. The incident, which took place at about 10 am on 8 February 2013, included

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INDIA: Christian Villagers Assaulted by Angry Mob

On 14 January, three Christian women were attacked by Hindu extremists in Tamsai village (located near Navi, Mumbai). The incident took place while they were washing clothes at a public well. It all began because the 12-year-old daughter of one of the Christian women listened

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CHINA: Christians Thrive, Despite Increase in Persecution

A new report released last week tracking Christian persecution in China reported a marked rise in arrests, harassment, and imprisonment of Christians in China for the seventh year in a row. Despite this, or perhaps partially as a result of it, Christianity has been growing

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