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india

INDIA: Released After Ten Years!

When the popular Hindu swami (religious leader), Lakshmanananda Saraswati, was killed in August 2008, Maoist rebels claimed responsibility for the attack. Despite this claim, Hindu militants turned their anger towards the Christians of Odisha state (then known as Orissa). Riots exploded, particularly in the Kandhamal

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ERITREA: More than 140 Believers Arrested on One Day

More than 140 Christians were arrested as they gathered in a private courtyard in the Mai Temenai area of Asmara, in Eritrea last Friday. Our partner Release Eritrea reports that 104 women, 23 men and 14 children were arrested. The arrests came amid rising tensions

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NEPAL: Five Christians Arrested

Five Christians, including two foreign nationals, were arrested on 23 April on allegations of attempted proselytisation. The arrests happened during an early morning raid on a hotel in Ghorahi. The police seized Bibles, computers and other items, including cash. Before being arrested for preaching Christianity

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LAOS: Christian Arrested, Asked to Renounce Faith

Police in southern Laos have allegedly arrested, beaten and detained a man in Savannakhet province for practising his Christian faith last Thursday, according to Radio Free Asia’s (RFA) Lao service. The man named Agoon was arrested for another crime, based on a police accusation –

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IRAN: Further Arrests of Christian Converts

Iranian Christians request prayer for two converts who were recently arrested and detained. On 23 January, Sina Moloudian, was arrested in Esfahan and then on 25 January Ismaeil Maghrebinejad was arrested in Shiraz. Iranian intelligence agents arrived at the house of Sina Moloudian (26) without

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VIETNAM: Christians Repeatedly Beaten and Arrested

For many years, Christians living in the highlands of Vietnam have faced persecution and harassment from both government agents and fellow citizens. In this communist country, where Christianity is considered a threat to the regime, Hmong Christians face frequent discrimination ─ to the point of

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china

CHINA: House Church Members Charged

More than 100 members were arrested during a crackdown on Sichuan’s Autumn Rain Covenant Church in China on 9 December, several detained leaders have since been criminally charged. Both Pastor Wang Yi and his wife Jiang Rong have been detained for allegedly inciting subversion of

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uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN: Meeting Raided, Believers Threatened

Police in Pap in Uzbekistan’s eastern Namangan Region on 19 November raided a group of Protestants meeting in a home for a meal and to read the Bible. Police searched the flat illegally without a search warrant and confiscated legally-bought literature including Bibles. Officers arrested

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MYANMAR: Forced to join the Army, Forced to Deny their Faith

Churches, priests and Christian missionaries working in Wa, a mountainous region in the eastern state of Shan, are victims of the repression of Myanmar’s largest rebel army, the United Wa State Army (UWSA). It is the armed wing of the United Wa State Party (UWSP),

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SUDAN

SUDAN: Apostasy in Darfur

On the afternoon of Wednesday 10 October officers from Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) arrested 13 Christians who had gathered for fellowship in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur State. Ten of the believers were from Darfur and three from South Kordofan; they

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MyanmarPost

Church Closures and Arrests Continue In Wa Region, Myanmar

Christians in the Wa Special Region of Myanmar have long endured persecution but the situation has worsened with church leaders and students recently arrested and over 50 churches closed. The WA region is one of the most “secretive places on earth” according to the BBC.

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CENTRAL ASIA: Clampdown on Christianity

Throughout Central Asia, Christians are facing worship bans, arrest and torture as Islamic nationalism gains ground. A recent survey revealed that 263 people had been punished in Kazakhstan during 2017 for hosting religious meetings, offering religious literature, or other religious crimes. Most of those prosecuted

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MYANMAR: Crackdown on Christians in Ethnic Wa Region

As many as 92 pastors, evangelists and church members in the ethnic Wa region of Myanmar’s Shan state were arrested recently, while others are missing. The United Wa State Army (UWSA), the military arm of the de facto ruling party in the region, is systematically

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INDIA: Pastors Arrested and Accused of “Conversion Racket”

Two pastors have been detained since 22 July, when they were arrested on accusations of running a 13-year ‘conversion racket’. The men were teaching a discipleship lesson to 18 believers when members of the Hindutva youth movement interrupted their class and accused them of converting

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IRAN: Pastor Nadarkhani Arrested in Violent Raid

Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani has been detained following a violent raid on his home in Rasht by the police on the morning of 22 July. Police smashed the front door of the pastor’s home, punched the pastor and his teenaged son Daniel, and used electrical batons

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EGYPT: Coptic Community Attacked Following Facebook Post

Several houses belonging to Coptic Christians in Minbal village in the Mattay region of Minya governorate in Upper Egypt, were attacked by a mob on 9 July, following the publication of a Facebook post which was deemed to be offensive to Islam. The mob threw

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china

CHINA: Christian Couple Detained for Sharing their Faith

Pastor Liang Ziliang and several other church members in Heshan, Guangdong, were distributing Christian brochures and carrying anti-abortion banners in a local park when police began to photograph them. That night, Liang and his wife, Li Yinxiu, were called to the police station and detained

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Abraham Ben Moses

Update 5 May 2019 Abraham Ben Moses has been released from prison. Thank God for Abraham’s release and pray for his family.   On 7 May, the Tangerang District Court in Indonesia sentenced Reverend Abraham Ben Moses to four years in prison and issued him

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