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PAKISTAN: Pervaiz Masih Acquitted

A Pakistani lower court acquitted a Christian of blasphemy after a three-year trial – for lack of evidence against him. Normally blasphemy cases are passed along to higher courts. However, on 19 January, a lower court judge accepted the application for acquittal, though allowing the

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KENYA: Christian Family Bribed to Convert then Attacked

A Christian family living just outside Nairobi, Kenya has been facing attack and threats by a local group of Muslims. Hassan has been beaten on multiple occasions, the most recent attack occurred on 19 January. His family has received constant death threats and bribes to

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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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UGANDA: Boy Stands for Christ Despite Beatings

Joshua, a 10-year-old Ugandan boy, has been beaten by his father and uncle ever since they learned three months ago that he had left Islam to follow Jesus. Despite the repeated beatings, Joshua has not wavered in his faith. He loves Jesus and knows the

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Project: Support for Women in Vietnam

Persecution of Christians varies in Vietnam, but most frequently occurs in the Central Highlands and in remote rural areas. Persecution includes imprisonment, harassment, discrimination, threats and attacks. Recently, with the help of our supporters, Voice of the Martyrs Australia has been able offer support to

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The Cost of Converting in Egypt

At just 15 years old, Egyptian born Meriam first experienced persecution for her faith, after her family discovered she converted from Islam to Christianity. Meriam was just three years old when she was left without a mother after her parents divorced. Meriam’s mother discovered that

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KYRGYZSTAN: Young Convert Suffers Severe Beating

A young Christian in the village of Tamchi, Kyrgyzstan, was left fighting for his life after three Muslim men badly beat him on 17 October. The attackers cornered Eldos, a 25-year-old convert from Islam, and attempted to force him to recite the shahada, the Islamic

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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: Christian Brutally Beaten

On 2 August, Vishal Masih, an 18-year-old Pakistani Christian, was severely beaten by a group of Muslims after winning an arm-wrestling match in Nabipur village. Located in Sheikhupura District, Nabipur has become the latest site of religiously motivated violence in Pakistan. Waris Masih, Vishal’s cousin,

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BANGLADESH: Christian Brothers Beaten and Threatened

A Hindu man named Bhargav heard the Gospel and came to faith in Christ. A week later, he shared his faith with a Muslim friend, who didn’t respond to the Gospel but told his Hindu neighbour about Bhargav’s conversion. The Hindu neighbour then spread the

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KENYA: Students Attacked in High School Clash

On the night of 23 January, several students at a high school beat and stabbed fellow classmates for refusing to convert to Islam. Tensions had been growing for weeks at Jamhuri High School in northern Nairobi due to the complaints of the Muslim students –

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PAKISTAN: Claims that Police are Ignoring Bullying

The father of Sharoon Masih, a 17-year-old Christian student that was murdered by a Muslim classmate in August, claims that police are ignoring the anti-Christian bullying taking place at Sharoon’s school. Following the murder, police claim they interviewed other Christian students at MC Model Boys

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Until his Last Breath

A year after facing persecution for the eighth time, 90-year-old Jatya is prepared to suffer yet again. Jatya is eager to share the evidence of his faithful evangelism with visitors. The frail yet energetic man lives in southern India, in a village heavily populated with

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UGANDA: 20-year-old Christian Beaten by his Father

The young man did not answer after his father asked him if he had ditched Islam to become a Christian. Magale (also called Mabala) Hamidu, 20, of Nanoko village in eastern Uganda, had become a Christian seven months before. He had been failing to attend

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PAKISTAN: Young Christian Suffers Brutal Attack

Eighteen-year-old Alian* suffered a brutal sexual assault, but local police in Pakistan seem reluctant to investigate. The Christian teenager was beaten, stripped, gang-raped, forcibly converted to Islam and left unconscious. Contacts associated with VOM Australia’s UK partner office, Release International — who are supporting Alian

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PAKISTAN: Forced to Confess ‘Blasphemy’

An angry Pakistani mob almost killed a 16­-year-old Christian boy – who is completely illiterate and also slightly mentally challenged – for allegedly burning the pages of a Koran. He was then apparently forced to confess to the alleged crime, and is now in custody

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VIETNAM: Two Women Forced to Leave their Home

‘Mai Bao’ and her husband spent years seeking healing for her illness before finally asking a Christian to pray for her. After she was healed, Mai Bao decided to give her life to Jesus. But the rest of her Hmong community saw her change of

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EGYPT: Christian Soldier Beaten to Death

A young Christian solider was beaten to death within four hours of arriving at a new unit. His family say officers attacked him when they realised he was a Christian. Joseph Reda Helmy had been in the army for only a month when he was

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