12.26.2020

CIC Persecution News Headlines

 
 News of persecution, human rights violations, and other articles of interest.

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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending December 26, 2020

 

Hundreds of Pakistani Christian Families Flee Neighborhood Following Threats of Violence

Faith-Based Social Media Post Leaves Hundreds Homeless for the Holidays

She was chosen to speak with me because she would die soon…

In Cuba, I sat down with Oleda to learn the spiritual history of Cuba.

Boko Haram Kill Seven in Christmas Eve Attacks

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on December 24, 2020, Boko Haram militants invaded the village of Pyemi, near Chibok in Northern Nigeria and killed at least seven Christians.

Preparing for persecution: Christians and the unreached

Over two billion people have never heard about Jesus.

USCIRF Condemns Harsh Sentence for Christian Bookseller Chen Yu

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemns the harsh and disproportionate sentence handed down to Chinese Christian bookseller Chen Yu. In September 2019, local authorities in Linhai City, Zhejiang Province, criminally detained Chen for selling Christian books imported from overseas.

Atrocities, mourning follow Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Three days of national mourning for victims of a seven-week war with Azerbaijan ended last night in Armenia. The conflict killed more than 5,000 people, including civilians. See our coverage here.

Please prayerfully remember Chinese Christian human rights defender Zhang Zhan

This week pray for everyone whose faith makes them a target, and especially remember Chinese Christian human rights defender Zhang Zhan.

Worship Structures in Sudan Burned, Christians Threatened

Nine of 14 Muslim extremist suspects arrested.

Beheaded Armenian Christians Identified

Two elderly Armenian Christian men beheaded by Azerbaijani armed forces have been identified.

South Korea Passes Anti-leaflet Law Amid Defectors’ Outcry

On Monday, the South Korean parliament voted to formally ban the delivery of printed materials, goods, money and other items of value across the heavily fortified frontier to North Korea.

Christian Leaders in India Concerned by Lack of Arrests Following Church Vandalism

Christian leaders in India’s West Bengal state are wondering why no arrests have been made two weeks after a Catholic church in Morapai was vandalized.

Boko Haram Claims Kidnap of Schoolboys, Threaten Christians Before Christmas

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau claimed the abduction of more than 300 boys from the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara town, Katsina State.

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 58

Eleven Armenian POWs Killed and 70 Soldiers Captured Following Azerbaijani Ceasefire Violations

Eleven Armenian prisoners of war have been killed by their Azerbaijani captors, and more than 70 Armenian soldiers taken captive following Azerbaijan’s violation of the ceasefire that had halted the fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh on November 10.

One Christian Killed and Two Injured in Islamic Attack in Egypt

One Christian was killed and two others injured in an Islamist extremist attack on a Christian-owned shop in al-Wardayan district, Alexandria, Egypt.

Five Christian Businessmen Prosecuted for Selling Audio Bibles in China

Five Christian businessmen have been prosecuted by Chinese authorities in Shenzhen for selling audio versions of the Bible as part of the Chinese government’s ongoing policy to eradicate “illegal publications.”

China’s New “Uighur Alarm” Facial-Recognition Technology Raises Concerns Over Discriminating Against Minority Groups

Chinese technology giant Huawei has tested face “attribute recognition” software capable of identifying ethnic Uighurs from surveillance images.

Pakistani Christian Acquitted of “Blasphemy” Charge After More Than Decade in Prison

A Christian man, imprisoned for life on the charge of has been acquitted by the Lahore High Court more than 11 years after his initial arrest.

Nigerian schoolchildren safe, Christians remain on guard

While hundreds of abducted Nigerian school boys are now safe, believers are on ‘full alert’ following last week’s threat from Boko Haram.

December 7 trial set for Lai Jinqiang, entrepreneur from Shenzhen, Guangdong detained for producing electronic Bible players, charged with “unlawful business operation”

On December 7, Brother Lai Jinqiang, entrepreneur from Shenzhen, Guangdong detained for more than a year and a half for producing electronic Bible players, will face the charge of “unlawful business operation” Bao’an People’s Court in Shenzhen.

Police in Pakistan Find Christian Girl Chained in Kidnapper's Home

Separately, Muslim suitor kills young woman for refusing him and Islam.

 

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