MYANMAR: Imprisoned Pastor Cannot Leave Wa State
  • 26 March 2020

Rev Ai was arrested in 2018 along with other Christian leaders during a separatist crackdown in Wa State. His family struggled while he was in prison, and members of the Wa State Army prevented other believers from helping them. Ai was released after several months, but the situation remains very difficult for Christians in the […]

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PAKISTAN: Persecution of Christians Continues
  • 12 March 2020

Twenty-five Christians are in prison for blasphemy, six with death sentences. They include Shafqat and his wife, Shagufta. On 8 April the Christian couple will have their appeal heard by the Lahore Court of Appeal. Sentenced to death in 2014, the court found them guilty of sending blasphemous texts to an Islamic cleric, even though […]

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MYANMAR: Pastor Imprisoned for Sharing the Gospel
  • 27 February 2020

A pastor in Wa state served two months of hard labour in a prison camp recently after religious authorities noticed an increasing number of people converting to Christianity. Pastor Sam often accompanied his wife to market days in the area, where she sold fresh fruit and vegetables. They both took the opportunity to share the […]

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Persecution in Iran
  • 25 February 2020

Iran is the only nation in the world whose official state religion is Shiite Islam. Its government is among the most oppressive regimes in the world. It is illegal to leave Islam, and Christians face the constant threat of imprisonment and being falsely charged with “acting against national security”. Christians are persecuted by government authorities, […]

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IRAN: Christian Prisoner Requests Prayer
  • 12 February 2020

Nasser and three visitors from Azerbaijan were arrested on 24 June 2016 at a private gathering in Tehran. They were held in solitary confinement for two months in Evin Prison and endured intense interrogation. Following a court hearing on 23 May 2017, Judge Mashallah Ahmadzadeh sentenced Nasser (and the Azerbaijani defendants in absentia) to 10 […]

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