LAOS: Ket and Boua Arrested for Christian Activities
  • 24 August 2016

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 the next time she came to visit Ket in jail. […]

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YEMEN: Christians Facing Increased Hardships
  • 03 August 2016

The civil war in Yemen has created a humanitarian crisis, leaving the Christian minority vulnerable to increased persecution by various militant groups. A mission group is delivering food and water supplies to a small community of Christian families who have no source of income, and nearby Muslim families have seen the love and unity among […]

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COLOMBIA: Pastors Threatened by Guerilla Groups
  • 27 July 2016

A violent guerrilla group summoned nine Colombian pastors to a meeting on 8 July after the pastors refused to pay “protection money” in June. On 7 July, the National Liberation Army (ELN) sent a note ordering the pastors to attend a meeting across the border in Venezuela, where the group operates with impunity. Many feared […]

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EGYPT: Chance to Scrap Blasphemy Law
  • 29 June 2016

Reformers are pushing for Egypt’s ‘blasphemy law’ to be scrapped, but government ministers are trying to block their efforts. The law is almost always used to prosecute those who are seen to criticise Islam and is often misused to persecute minorities such as Christians. The Ministry of Justice is strongly opposed to a repeal of […]

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EGYPT: Muslim Mob Attacks Christian Homes
  • 22 June 2016

A Muslim mob looted and torched Christian property and homes in Al-Beida village, Egypt on 17 June, after rumours spread of a Christian-owned building being turned into a local church. More than 80 Christian families were affected by the attack last Friday, leaving hundreds afraid and without a place to conduct their Christian worship. Christian […]

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