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PAKISTAN: Christian Family Flees After Home Set on Fire

The only Christian family in their area were beaten and saw their house set on fire in a city in Pakistan’s Punjab province. Then they were told they will be killed if they return. The family – an elderly couple with their four sons, daughters-in-law

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PAKISTAN: Religiously Motivated Acid Attack Kills Christian

Faraz Badar, a 26-year old Christian resident of Gujranwala, died in a Lahore hospital on 15 September. He succumbed to burn injuries that he received when unidentified attackers sprayed acid on him during the early hours of 5 September in Gujranwala. Faraz was brought to

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CHINA: Officials Crackdown on Christianity

More than 50 officials broke into Meisheng Church in Luohe, Henan, on Sunday, beating Christians and confiscating most of the church’s property. Uniformed and plainclothes police, as well as agents from the local religious affairs and cultural bureaus invaded the service as the pastor, Chen

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INDIA: Father and Son Brutally Attacked by Radicals

Ramesh and his son Rahul were brutally attacked by a mob of 30 Hindu radicals while returning from a prayer meeting in Pipplipara village, Madhya Pradesh state on 10 July. They were both hospitalised due to serious injuries from the attack. “The attack took place

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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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NIGERIA: Killing Spree by the Fulani Herdsmen

For four days from the 21 June, Fulani herdsman went on a killing spree and wiped out northern Nigerian villages in Plateau state surrounding the city of Jos. At least 200 Christians lost their lives in the massacre. Currently, over 3,000 survivors have lost their homes and families with no

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INDIA: Twenty Christians Severely Injured

On Monday 2 July, 20 Christians were seriously injured in an assault on a prayer meeting in Raikashipur village, located in the Pratapgarh District of India’s Uttar Pradesh State. According to local reports, a mob of 35 Hindu radicals stormed the meeting and beat the

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NIGERIA: Seven More Killed by Suspected Herdsmen

A fresh attack attributed to Fulani herdsmen has left seven killed in Tseadough village, in the Kwande local government area of Benue state, in Nigeria’s Middle Belt. The assailants stormed the village in the early hours of Sunday 3 June, while people were asleep, the

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MYANMAR: Thousands Flee Fresh Fighting in Kachin State

Myanmar’s military has renewed its offensive against the mainly Christian Kachin people in Myanmar (Burma). The military stepped up its campaign against the Kachin people in April, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery. Troops have displaced thousands and occupied churches, interrogating entire congregations. As well

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Project: Support for Nigeria

Deborah Shior, a displaced woman with three children said life became miserable for her after Fulani herdsmen attacked her village in Nigeria. According to Deborah, the Fulani herdsmen became furious when Benue State Government passed the anti-open grazing bill. They started attacking and killing people.

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NIGERIA: Seven More Killed in Another Benue Attack

At least seven people were killed after suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked another church in Benue State on 26 April. The attack came after the massacre of 19 worshippers, including two priests, at a Catholic church in Gwer West Local Government Area. In the early hours

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NIGERIA: VOM Helps Victims of Miango Attack

Below is a project update from one of our mission partners re: emergency funds Voice of the Martyrs Australia recently sent to Nigeria. There were two regions attacked near us last week, Bokkos and Miango. This is an update on  the Miango attack. Our head

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VIETNAM: Hmong Christians Hospitalised After Mob Attack

Four Vietnamese Christian families – 24 people in all – have been attacked by a mob led by the village chief, local sources have revealed. Four people were hospitalised for eight days after the 1 March attack, with injuries to their heads and arms. All four families

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PAKISTAN: Family Attacked for Building Church Wall

Five members of a Christian family in north-east Pakistan were attacked and injured as they helped to build a wall around their church on Sunday 4 March. As church members were inside praying, George Masih, 70, was overseeing the construction of the building project which

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