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MIDDLE EAST: Christian Siblings Orphaned and Pursued

After ‘Ahmed’ and his family converted from Islam to Christianity, their Muslim relatives had Ahmed killed. A pastor took in Ahmed’s orphaned children and raised them with his family. Although it has been seven years since Ahmed’s murder, Muslim family members continue to harass and

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Uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN: No Religion without Permission

Uzbekistan has enacted a Prevention Law aimed at preventing all practise of religion without state permission. The law empowers state bodies, committees and district councils to enforce religion laws and requires them to report those they suspect might be guilty of religious crimes, such as

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Nigeria

NIGERIA: Boko Haram Stages New Assault on Maiduguri

Boko Haram has been attacking the major city of Maiduguri to re-establish their original base of operations, and also for its strategic importance. The city’s location provides an advantage which would allow the group to more easily spread throughout Nigeria, as well as infiltrate neighbouring

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Iraq

IRAQ: Christian Outreach to Displaced Kurds

A VOM-supported team of Christian workers is providing assistance to Kurds from Yezidi and Shabak backgrounds who were forced to flee their homes due to violence and threats from Islamic extremists. In addition to providing basic aid, such as food, tents and blankets, the workers

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Egypt

EGYPT: Christian Prisoner Endures Brutality

It has recently been reported that Bishoy Armia Boulous (formerly known as Mohammed Hegazy) is now enduring an overextended prison sentence with frequent assault. According to Bishoy’s present lawyer, Karam Ghobriel, jailers at Tora Prison have been beating Bishoy several times a week and ruthlessly

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