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ALGERIA: Christian Acquitted of Blasphemy Charges

An Algerian Christian farmer from a Muslim background was acquitted of blasphemy charges on 30 December. This farmer became a Christian in 2013 and his wife’s family discovered his conversion. Because of their threats, the farmer moved his family to another province where he began

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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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EGYPT: Facebook Post Leads to Imprisonment

An Egyptian court has sentenced a Coptic Christian to three years in prison after he was found guilty of “insulting Islam in the first degree”. Abdo Adel Bebawy, 43, was accused in July of publishing a post on his Facebook page that insulted Islam. In

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The Boy with One Eye and a Bright Smile

Danjuma Shakaru was thought to be dead after being brutally attacked by Islamic insurgents in his Nigerian village just three years ago, but now he recounts the story and calls himself a miracle. At just 13, Danjuma was awoken at 6am by gunshots as insurgents

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Former Muslim Becomes an Evangelist

David’s thirst for truth started as a young child in Indonesia during his Islamic schooling. Today, as a Christian, David is committed to bringing the Gospel to Muslims. David’s father was the local village imam and held a strict Muslim regime in the family’s home

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PAKISTAN: Police Warn Christians of Potential Terrorist Attack

Police in Pakistan have warned Christians that terrorists are planning an attack on their community following the Asia Bibi acquittal. According to Agenzia Fides, the Lahore Police Inspectorate warned Christians to be vigilant, claiming that terrorist groups such as Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar have made

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Project: Wurin Alheri Children’s Crisis Care

Voice of the Martyrs, with the help of our supporters, has been able to help fund a children’s crisis care centre in Wurin Alheri, Nigeria. The centre provides education (Christian, academic and vocational), medical care and a loving and nurturing Christian environment for children and

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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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Remember the Children

As we contemplate the year’s end, which is fast approaching, let us not forget the very many children who are victims of persecution for their faith in Christ. We have seen and met many, who through no fault of their own, find themselves having to

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IRAN: Clerics Single Out Evangelical Christianity

Fresh media attacks singling out evangelical Christianity have been on the rise in Iran. The latest wave is because of the Iranian clerics who have publicly voiced concerns that Iranians are withdrawing from Islam and instead choosing to convert to Christianity. The corruption of Iran’s

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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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EGYPT: Gunmen Target Bus with Coptic Christians

At least seven people have been killed in Egypt by gunmen who opened fire on a bus carrying a group of Coptic Christians, officials say. According to a Voice of the Martyrs contact at least 20 were also injured in the attack in the Minya

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SUDAN: Apostasy in Darfur

On the afternoon of Wednesday 10 October officers from Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) arrested 13 Christians who had gathered for fellowship in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur State. Ten of the believers were from Darfur and three from South Kordofan; they

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NIGERIA: Aid Worker Killed; Leah “Slave for Life”

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), the Boko Haram faction currently holding 15-year-old Leah Sharibu, has released a statement claiming to have executed a second Red Cross aid worker during the past month. In the statement, the group claimed that Hauwa Leman, along with Saifura

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ALGERIA: Another Church Closed by the Authorities

Algerian police shut the doors of another church, it was sealed by authorities on 16 October. The congregation is in Azaghar, a village near Akbou, about 180km south-east of Algiers. It has about 300 members and has been active for more than five years. It

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ALGERIA: Four Christians Face Proselytism Charges

Algerian Christians request prayer for four Christians, including three from the same family, who will appear in court on 6 November in the Province of Bouira, in the Kabylie region. These Christians are accused of “inciting a Muslim to change his religion” (a criminal offence

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CENTRAL ASIA: Clampdown on Christianity

Throughout Central Asia, Christians are facing worship bans, arrest and torture as Islamic nationalism gains ground. A recent survey revealed that 263 people had been punished in Kazakhstan during 2017 for hosting religious meetings, offering religious literature, or other religious crimes. Most of those prosecuted

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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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