INDONESIA: False Kidnapping Accusation by Family of Christian Convert
  • 25 June 2020

When Zulfitri Handayani, a woman from Aceh, converted from Islam to Christianity, her family announced that she had been kidnapped. Her two sons were taken into the care of her ex-husband and her own family. In a recent video, she told the Mayor of Langsa, in Northern Sumatra, that she chose the path of Christianity […]

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PAKISTAN: Pastor Arrested on Fabricated Charges
  • 07 May 2020

Sarfaraz Raja is the associate pastor of the Youngsen Memorial Church in the village of Youngsenabad, Punjab. He was preparing to deliver his Good Friday sermon on 10 April when his brother phoned, reporting that police had entered their family’s house and were harassing their mother and other family members. Accompanied by the head of […]

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PAKISTAN: Tortured to Death by Police
  • 19 September 2019

While investigating an alleged theft, police detained 28-year-old Amir Masih. Four days later, he died in hospital from wounds inflicted by police officers. On 28 August Amir Masih was taken into custody after accusations of theft were made against him by his employer. Two days later, after not returning home, his family discovered that he […]

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PAKISTAN: Series of Sexual Assaults
  • 05 September 2019

Five young Christian girls have been sexually assaulted in different parts of the province of Punjab in just the last two months. Christian women and girls are among Pakistan’s most vulnerable members of society. In many cases, they are considered soft targets for abuse and assault because they are a double minority. To the assailants, […]

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NEPAL: Christians Blamed for Villagers’ Deaths
  • 28 March 2019

When five people died within a week in a small Nepalese village in January, the only Christian family in the Hindu village was blamed for the deaths. Gianprakash and his family were asked to leave the village because they were following a foreign God. One night, six young men came to Gianprakash’s home, shouting and […]

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