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CHINA: Street Preacher Detained

CHINA: Street Preacher Detained

Since 1 January, Hengyang police have detained Brother Chen Wensheng, a Christian from Heyang, Hunan Province, twice for sharing the Gospel in the street. For his first detention on 1 January, Brother Chen spent ten days in the detention centre. When officers released...

IRAN: Ebrahim Firouzi Imprisoned after Exposing Harassment

IRAN: Ebrahim Firouzi Imprisoned after Exposing Harassment

Iranian Christians request prayer for convert Ebrahim Firouzi who has been arrested after publicising continual harassment from Iranian intelligence (MOIS). On 6 February Ebrahim released a series of six videos detailing harassment by MOIS including an informant...

PAKISTAN: Christian Evangelists Charged with Committing Blasphemy

PAKISTAN: Christian Evangelists Charged with Committing Blasphemy

Two Christian evangelists are being charged with violating Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy law and could face a mandatory death sentence if found guilty. The two Christians are being accused of making derogatory remarks against Islam, the Koran, and offending the...

MIDDLE EAST: Extremists Threaten Pastor with Knives

MIDDLE EAST: Extremists Threaten Pastor with Knives

A pastor and his family have not left their home for more than 30 days after receiving threats from extremists. The pastor serves in a difficult area of the Middle East and has lived under pressure for many years. Recently, an extremist group began sending threatening...

ALGERIA: Christian Receives Five-Year Sentence for Sharing Cartoon

ALGERIA: Christian Receives Five-Year Sentence for Sharing Cartoon

When posts are viewed on social media, few people think about the legal consequences of sharing them. In 2018, Hamid (surname withheld for security reasons) shared a cartoon he had received on Facebook and thought nothing more of it. He was contacted by police about...

CHINA: Prisoner Transferred for “Concentrated Education”

CHINA: Prisoner Transferred for “Concentrated Education”

Pastor Zhang Shaojie had been the leader of the Nanle County Christian Church in Henan. In July 2014, he was sentenced to twelve years in prison for alleged fraud and disrupting social order. At the time, his family was forced to flee the country, and left for the...

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