IRAN: Christian Convert Family Targeted in Bushehr
  • 10 July 2019

Iranian Christians request prayer for eight Christian converts recently arrested in the city of Bushehr, south-west Iran, seven of whom are still detained. Human rights organisation Article 18 reports that on 1 July, intelligence agents raided the homes of Christian converts and arrested eight people, including five members of one family: Sam Khosravi (36), and […]

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INDIA: Released After Ten Years!
  • 13 June 2019

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 district. Hundreds of Christians were massacred, thousands were forced to […]

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ERITREA: More than 140 Believers Arrested on One Day
  • 23 May 2019

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 and tight security ahead of next Friday’s Independence Day celebrations. […]

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NEPAL: Five Christians Arrested
  • 09 May 2019

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 and converting through allurement, the five were scheduled to attend […]

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LAOS: Christian Arrested, Asked to Renounce Faith
  • 02 May 2019

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 – he was cutting timber illegally in a protected forest. However, […]

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