IRAN: Christian Convert Family Targeted in Bushehr
  • 10 July 2019

Iranian Christians request prayer for eight Christian converts recently arrested in the city of Bushehr, south-west Iran, seven of whom are still detained. Human rights organisation Article 18 reports that on 1 July, intelligence agents raided the homes of Christian converts and arrested eight people, including five members of one family: Sam Khosravi (36), and […]

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PAKISTAN: Appeal Adjourned for the Seventh Time
  • 04 July 2019

Zafar Bhatti has been in prison since July 2012, charged with sending blasphemous text messages. In 2017 he was sentenced to life imprisonment. He denies any involvement and the mobile phone used to send the messages was not registered to his name. He has appealed the sentence, yet hearings have been repeatedly adjourned. The latest […]

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INDIA: Released After Ten Years!
  • 13 June 2019

When the popular Hindu swami (religious leader), Lakshmanananda Saraswati, was killed in August 2008, Maoist rebels claimed responsibility for the attack. Despite this claim, Hindu militants turned their anger towards the Christians of Odisha state (then known as Orissa). Riots exploded, particularly in the Kandhamal district. Hundreds of Christians were massacred, thousands were forced to […]

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PAKISTAN: Upcoming Court Hearing
  • 16 May 2019

The court handling the case of Pakistani Christian Imran Ghafur announced a new court hearing on Friday 17 May. Imran has been in prison for nearly 10 years on blasphemy charges. In January 2010 Imran Ghafur was sentenced to life in prison and fined the equivalent of two-and-a-half years’ salary for an unskilled worker. Imran […]

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Hope for Revival in Brunei
  • 26 April 2019

Even through imprisonment and interrogation, faithful servants, Jasmin and Nazif, continue to evangelise in Brunei and pray in hope that, one day, they will be able to do so freely. Jasmin and Nazif have both been imprisoned for evangelising and, at one time, Jasmin was interrogated in prison for 19 days. “Each time, after I’ve […]

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