PAKISTAN: Series of Sexual Assaults
  • 05 September 2019

Five young Christian girls have been sexually assaulted in different parts of the province of Punjab in just the last two months. Christian women and girls are among Pakistan’s most vulnerable members of society. In many cases, they are considered soft targets for abuse and assault because they are a double minority. To the assailants, […]

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PAKISTAN: Young Christian Boy Beaten to Death by Muslim Employer
  • 08 August 2019

Badil, a ten-year-old Christian Pakistani boy, was working at a factory to care for his mother and two brothers, was raped and tortured by his Muslim employers before he finally died on 10 July. His employers, Mohammed Akram and Irfan, were arrested in Sargodha after being charged with his murder on 14 July in Rasheedabad, […]

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PAKISTAN: Christian Woman Assaulted and Locked in a Room
  • 04 April 2019

After fleeing domestic abuse, Aansa Bibi took a job as a house cleaner for a Muslim family. Her employer’s daughters enjoyed listening to Aansa sing Christian worship songs, but the girls’ aunt cautioned her brother about allowing an infidel Christian to work in their home. When Aansa’s employer told her she must accept Islam if […]

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INDONESIA: Female Pastor Murdered
  • 28 March 2019

A young female pastor was found dead this week in the Oki District of South Sumatra, Indonesia. The body of Pastor Melinda Zidemi was found on Tuesday. Melinda Zidemi was a pastor and church activist in the Sungai Baung area. The “polite” and “kind” pastor was well known by locals and plantation workers alike as […]

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PAKISTAN: Young Christian Suffers Brutal Attack
  • 05 October 2017

Eighteen-year-old Alian* suffered a brutal sexual assault, but local police in Pakistan seem reluctant to investigate. The Christian teenager was beaten, stripped, gang-raped, forcibly converted to Islam and left unconscious. Contacts associated with VOM Australia’s UK partner office, Release International — who are supporting Alian and his family — say it was a Muslim friend […]

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