PAKISTAN: High Court in Pakistan Rules in Favour of Underage Marriage
  • 12 February 2020

On Monday, 3 February, the Sindh High Court in Karachi ruled that men in Pakistan can marry underage girls. This ruling, which the two-member bench based on their interpretation of Sharia law, flies directly in the face of the Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act which forbids marriage below the age of 18. The ruling was […]

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Christians in Brunei
  • 26 April 2019

It is becoming increasingly difficult for Christians to practise their faith and ministry in the Kingdom of Brunei Darussalam. With a ruling Muslim government and spies in churches using laser surveillance technology, every movement is being monitored carefully. The Sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah, along with the prime minister, has declared his vision that Brunei will be […]

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UGANDA: High Cost of Faith in Eastern Region
  • 15 February 2018

Uganda’s population is 85% Christian, with a Christian president and a secular constitution which guarantees religious freedom. However, persecution with impunity is becoming prevalent in the Muslim-dominated Eastern Region. Munabi Abudallah put his faith in Christ on 20 January and within 24 hours had lost everything. On Christmas Day a Muslim neighbour attempted to poison […]

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PAKISTAN: Lawyers seek New Hearing within a Few Weeks
  • 21 October 2016

Asia Bibi’s lawyers have made a request to the Pakistani Supreme Court seeking to appoint another judge immediately or a new colleague to hear the case. The request sent to the Chief Justice comes after yet another postponement of Bibi’s hearing, in which her defence team are appealing her death sentence for apostasy. According to Fides, Bibi’s […]

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IRAN: Christian Prisoner in Urgent Need of Medical Care
  • 01 June 2016

Family and friends of Maryam (Naseem) Naghash Zargaran, a believer from a Muslim background who has been held for nearly three years in Evin Prison, Tehran, are greatly concerned about her present situation and request prayer for her treatment and release from prison. On Thursday 27 May, Maryam went on hunger strike as a protest […]

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