IRAN: Upcoming Court Hearing
  • 21 November 2019

Christians in Iran face constant danger when living out their faith. This is particularly true for those who convert from Islam. For many, faith in Christ leads to torture and imprisonment. Ismaeil Maghrebinejad, 65, was taken into custody in January on charges of propaganda against the state. In a hearing on 22 October, charges of […]

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CUBA: Evangelist Arrested for Public Preaching
  • 21 November 2019

A lay evangelist was arrested in the central Cuban city of Camagüey in October after police heard him preaching in public. Juan Bautista is well known to local authorities, who have repeatedly told him to stop his public evangelism and have claimed he has a mental illness. But Juan has faithfully continued to share the […]

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CHINA: Officials Demolish Megachurch and Arrest Leaders
  • 31 October 2019

Chinese Christians in Anhui are said to be “outraged” after their state-registered megachurch was demolished and their pastors arrested. Demolition work began at Funan County Christian Church last Friday, partway through a worship service. Elderly church members knelt down in front of the church, begging officials not to destroy the building. Several fainted and required hospital […]

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SUDAN: Church Property Ownership Results in Criminal Charges
  • 31 October 2019

Eight church leaders are facing criminal charges over a law that puts all church properties under the control of the government. These eight leaders of the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) — including its president, Ayouba Telyan — were arrested in August 2017 after refusing to turn over control of their church’s property to a […]

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IRAN: Concerns Over Christian Convert Missing Since his Arrest
  • 17 October 2019

Friends and family of Mohammad Salehi, a Christian convert in his early 30s, are very concerned as they have heard no news of him since his arrest in August. Mohammad was arrested at his home in Karaj on 25 August by agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard. It is very unusual that someone is detained […]

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