CIC Persecution News Headlines

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

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 1 Corinthians 12:26a

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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending January 30, 2021



Feb. 10: USCIRF Hearing on Refugees Fleeing Religious Persecution
Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a virtual hearing about ways the U.S. government can better protect and support individuals fleeing religious persecution through the U.S. refugee resettlement program, the U.S. asylum system, and overseas assistance.

Baghdad bombing saddens believers, but cannot deter their faith

Christians in Iraq remain shaken by the twin suicide bombing in Baghdad. It was the first mass-casualty attack since 2018, killing at least 32 people and wounding more than a hundred.

Voice of the Martyrs releases 2021 Global Prayer Guide

The Church should support and lift its members up before God, but how do you pray for people that you have never met?

Indonesia, Malaysia discuss missing Christians

Indonesia’s foreign minister met virtually with his counterpart in Malaysia yesterday to follow up on missing Christians.

Christian Nurse Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan

Hospital personnel strike, badger and lock her in room.

Family of Assaulted Pastor Attacked Again by Area Muslims

Assailants in Uganda strangle mother of eight still in pain from prior beating.

Terrorist Organization, Grey Wolves, Announce School Opening in Nagorno

Turkey Violates Peacekeeper Responsibilities by Promoting the Grey Wolves

USCIRF Condemns Mistreatment of Religious Prisoner of Conscience Golrokh Iraee in Iran

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemns Iranian authorities’ mistreatment of religious prisoner of conscience Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee in the wake of her transfer to Amol Prison on January 24.

Two Congressmen Initiate Formation of Caucus on Human Rights in Egypt

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on January 25, Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) and Representative Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) announced that that they would be forming the Egypt Human Rights Caucus in the House of Representatives.

Biden administration may bring North Korean policy changes

The U.S has a new president, and with that comes a new policy for handling North Korea.

Police Join Attack on Christians, File False Charges

Officers and Hindu extremists in India threaten church members.

Turkey Has Been Slowly Suffocating Its Christian Community

In 1915, Turkey (the Ottoman Empire) slaughtered over one million Armenian Christians in what is now known as the Armenian genocide. Turkey is still oppressing Armenians living in the country today.

Christians in Nepal Continue to Face a Context of Growing Persecution

Persecution in Nepal continues to be an increasing concern for the growing Christian population of the predominantly Hindu country.

Montagnard Christians Asked to Denounce Their Faith

An ethnic Montagnard in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, along with four other Christians, were recently brought by the police to denounce their faith in front of other villagers.

Iranian Christian Arrested For The Third Time

Mary Mohammadi, an Iranian Christian convert and human rights activist, was arrested again on January 18. Mohammadi has been in and out of prison for her identity as a Christian and outspoken activist.

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin - RLPB 582

INDIA | Republic Day Marked Amid Concerns

CSW is calling on the government of India to uphold the fundamental rights contained in the Indian Constitution as the country marks its 72nd Republic Day.

Malaysian Christians grapple with courts over use of “Allah”

Specifically, Christians in the Southeast Asian country want to use this name in their Bibles and books.

Nigerian Minister Abducted and Murdered by Machete-Wielding Bandits

The minster of a church in Gulu, Niger State, Nigeria, was murdered by machete-wielding bandits after they ambushed and abducted him as he travelled with his brother, along the road from Lambata to Lapai.

Centuries of Christian Heritage “Under Threat” in Turkey

Centuries of heritage belonging to Christians and other minorities in Turkey are under threat following the agreement of new import restrictions between the US and Turkey, according to Armenian and Christian groups.

Catholic Girl, 12, Likely to Return to Muslim Abductor, Advocates Fear

Courts, police and shelter in Pakistan subvert justice, sources say.

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Pastor in Southwest Nigeria

Killings continue unchecked in north-central part of country.



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