INDIA: Persecuted Indian Christians Denied Access to Water
  • 29 June 2017

Christians in a village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh are being denied access to water for their crops – to force them to deny Jesus. They have steadfastly refused. Local Hindus are refusing to sell water from their boreholes to four Christian families, and their crops are dying as a result. Even local […]

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PAKISTAN: Christian Accused of Blasphemy
  • 29 June 2017

A Pakistani bike shop owner has been accused of blasphemy after telling one of his customers that Christians believe Jesus to have been the final prophet. Ashfaq Masih, 28, was arrested following accusations that he had “disrespected” Islam’s prophet, Muhammad. The incident took place in Lahore on 15 June at Masih’s shop in the Bagarhian […]

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PAKISTAN: Two Chinese Students Killed by ISIS
  • 29 June 2017

Two Chinese students, whom the Pakistani government accused of “preaching,” were kidnapped and killed by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) in May. Chinese nationals, Li Xinheng and Lu Ling Lina lived in Quetta, Pakistan, where they were studying at a local language school with the intent of becoming teachers. On 24 May, their vehicle was […]

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KAZAKHSTAN: Yuri Pak Released from Prison
  • 22 June 2017

Yuri Pak was released from prison Saturday 17 June. Yuri a teacher, dean of a high school and a local church leader was sentenced to two years in prison, after being convicted of making a false emergency-services call. In April 2015, someone used Yuri’s mobile phone to make a prank phone call to Kazakhstan’s emergency […]

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ERITREA: One Hundred Christians Recently Detained
  • 22 June 2017

The Eritrean government has stepped up its campaign against Christians, arresting almost a hundred followers of Christ in recent weeks. The arrests came as believers in the repressive East African country marked ten years since government officials placed the Eritrean Orthodox Patriarch, Abune Antonios, under house arrest and incommunicado, and 15 years since the forced […]

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