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PAKISTAN: Asia Bibi’s Appeal to be Heard in October

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy against Islam, will fight for her freedom in court in October. Bibi was convicted of blasphemy in 2010 after Muslim women told a cleric in a village in the eastern Punjab province that she

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The Photocopy Bible Evangelist

Peter loved sharing the Word of God from his ‘photocopy Bible’. He boldly proclaimed the Gospel from this well-used copy of the Vietnamese Bible and many people became believers. But one day, Peter had his photocopy Bible taken away from him. He was arrested and

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LAOS: Ket and Boua Arrested for Christian Activities

Two Christians in Laos were detained in early August for sharing their Christian faith. ‘Ket’ was arrested for distributing Christian materials in his village. And when authorities learned that he received the materials from ‘Boua,’ a Christian woman living in another village, they arrested her

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Tibet: I could only Rely on Jesus

‘Amber’ spent more than a decade in Tibet, providing vocational training to the people and sharing the Gospel message of Christ’s love. Amber experienced persecution as police came pounding on her door. Listen as she tells the story. You’ll hear how the Holy Spirit strengthened

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Meet the next generation: Elizabeth

Burma (Myanmar) is ranked at number 23 according to the World Watch Monitor’s list of the top 50 countries where Christians are persecuted.  It is recognised as having very high levels of persecution. The Burmese government claims to support freedom of religion, but it has since

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CHINA: ‘State-run Centre’ Targets Christians

A leaked secret document has revealed the existence of a government body dedicated to church persecution in south-west China. The document reportedly exposes a ‘state-run command-and-control centre’ operating at provincial level in Guizhou – or possibly at a higher level. One of the churches in

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VIETNAM: Nguyen Van Ly Released

The Vietnamese government released Nguyen Van Ly ahead of a 23 May visit by President Barack Obama. The 70-year-old’s latest imprisonment began in 2007, when he was convicted of propaganda against the state. In 2010, he spent 16 months at home because of ill health,

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VIETNAM: Family of Imprisoned Pastor Persecuted

Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh (45), a missionary pastor in Gia Lai Province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, suffers both physical and psychological abuse in a Vietnamese prison because of his ‘illegal’ (Lutheran) faith and religious liberty advocacy. Arrested numerous times since 2003, he was eventually sentenced

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VIETNAM: New Law to Control Religion

Vietnam’s new “Law on Belief and Religion,” scheduled to come into effect this year, will add another layer of governmental repression and control to an already pressurised Church, says Vo Tran Nhat, Executive Secretary of the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights. “They’re going to adopt

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CHINA: Human Rights Lawyer Zhang Kai Released

Chinese human rights lawyer and religious freedom defender Zhang Kai was released on 23 March 2016, according to social media reports. Zhang Kai was detained on 25 August 2015 and accused of “disturbing social order,” stealing and spying, among other crimes. During six months’ detention

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LAOS: Pray for ‘Dee’ Living in Safe House

A teenage girl from Laos went home while on holiday from her high school to share her new Christian faith with her family, but was immediately rejected and disowned for becoming a believer. ‘Dee,’ 16, had once heard many negative things about the Christian faith,

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CHINA: More Crosses Forcibly Removed in Zhejiang

Forty-nine crosses have been removed in Zhejiang province since the beginning of 2016 as the Chinese government continues to attempt to eliminate the power of Christianity. Churches which have fought against the removals have had their water and electricity cut off, forcing them to have

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Central Asia: Zero Percent Chance

Caught between an Islamic culture and the remnants of 70 years of communism, many people in Central Asia have a 0% probability of ever hearing about Jesus. Listen to this interview clip as ‘Harold’ gives moving examples from his ministry in the region and our

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CHINA: Lawyer Criminally Detained as Father Goes Missing

Please pray for our brother in Christ in China, human rights lawyer Zhang Kai, who was placed under ‘criminal detention’ on 26 February. On the same day, Zhang’s father was summoned to the offices of the Wenzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau – and has not

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PHILIPPINES: Christians in Danger

The rise of Islamic radicalism throughout the globe has placed religious minorities in dire situations as they have become the prime target for many. Most would view the Middle East and Africa to be the primary location for Islamic radicals attacking Christians, however, Southeast Asia

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CHINA: House Churches Targeted

Authorities in the southern province of Guangdong have forced Huaqiao City Church out of its premises by pressuring its landlord to end its lease. All other potential landlords the church has approached have refused to rent out property. Meanwhile, in Guizhou, also in the south,

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CHINA: House Church Shut Down by Officials

A Chinese house church has been ordered to close down by local officials in Dazhou, Sichuan province. It is not surprising to see such actions taken by the Communist Party of China as they continue to juggle the massive rise in Christianity among their citizens.

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PAKISTAN: Brick Kiln Workers Beaten and Robbed by Police

On 21 November, seven brick kiln workers were travelling home when they were stopped by three officials for a routine inspection. However, the men say they were treated with suspicion when they gave their Christian names, and were accused of stealing the money they were

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UZBEKISTAN: Mothers Prevented from Feeding Babies

A group of Christians in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, were detained and tortured last month after police raided their worship meeting in a private home. Among those held for nine hours were several nursing mothers who were prevented from feeding their babies until they had

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INDIA: Pregnant Christian Woman Loses Child After Beating

Around 40 Christians in the village of Balanagar gathered in the house of a local Christian on 12 October to hold a prayer meeting. At approximately 7:30pm a mob of 60 Hindu radicals, led by the former village council president, Mr Sati Srinivasulu, stormed into

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