PAKISTAN: Christian Man Shot Dead by Neighbour
  • 09 July 2020

A Pakistani Christian man who was shot by his Muslim neighbour for buying a house in a Muslim area has died. Nadeem Joseph was admitted to hospital after being attacked in Peshawar, but died on 29 June after multiple surgeries. Nadeem and his mother-in-law Elizabeth Masih were set upon by Salman Khan and his sons […]

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PAKISTAN: Family Discord and Blasphemy
  • 01 July 2020

A Christian man has been accused by two close family members of committing blasphemy, in what appears to be the first case of its kind in Pakistan. Anwar Masih was arrested on 2 June and charged under Pakistan’s blasphemy law 295-C. Both his wife and daughter have accused him of speaking against Islam. Anwar’s wife, […]

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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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IRAN: Reduction in sentences for Iranian Believers
  • 25 June 2020

Iranian Christians ask for prayer after an appeal verdict for three Christian converts from Rasht who were serving ten-year sentences. The sentences against Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, and Zaman (Saheb) Fadaie have been reduced to six years. Mohammadreza (Yuhan) Omidi’s sentence has been reduced to two years and he is expected to be eligible for release […]

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IRAN: Christianity Rapidly Growing
  • 18 June 2020

Against all odds, Christianity continues to see massive gains in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Islamic Clerics are warning against the spread of Christianity, house churches are routinely targeted by authorities, and conversion to Christianity is actually viewed as an action against national security in parts of the country. However, none of those threats are […]

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