PAKISTAN: Government gives in to Protesters, Asia Free in Name Only
  • 05 November 2018

Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, who has spent eight years on death row, was acquitted on 31 October of blasphemy charges in a Supreme Court ruling. The court threw out all charges, saying ‘the prosecution has categorically failed to prove its case.’ The ruling sparked three days of protests that brought swathes of Pakistan to […]

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SUDAN: Apostasy in Darfur
  • 01 November 2018

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 belong to four different house churches; all are converts from […]

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NIGERIA: Aid Worker Killed; Leah “Slave for Life”
  • 25 October 2018

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 Ahmed (who was killed in September), were apostates because they […]

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ALGERIA: Another Church Closed by the Authorities
  • 25 October 2018

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 is a member of the EPA (Église Protestante d’Algérie), the […]

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ALGERIA: Four Christians Face Proselytism Charges
  • 18 October 2018

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 under the penal code) and “performing religious worship in an […]

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