02.13.2021

 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 February 13, 2021

 

 

Chen Wensheng, former drug addict, now active "street preacher," and his 84-year-old mother share the gospel

Since January 1, Hengyang police have detained Brother Chen Wensheng, a Christian from Heyang, Hunan Province, twice for sharing the gospel in the street.

Please Continue to Pray for Pastor Raymond Koh and His Family

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’ (Psalm 91:1-2)

The psalmist wrote these verses in absolute confidence in his God.

Event Reminder on 2/16: Engaging Government in Nigeria to Protect Religious Freedom

Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a virtual event about engaging state and local government in Nigeria to protect and promote religious freedom. 

Chinese New Year – More Persecution in Prospect

The Chinese New Year on February 12 looks set to herald another year of crackdown against Christians and religious minorities in the country, warns UK-based Release International, which supports persecuted Christians around the world.

Radio links TWR ministry with persecuted listeners

The story of Makhset, a Central Asian pastor who was forced out of his country, is one of many examples of why TWR enthusiastically celebrates World Radio Day every February 13.

Clear Vision Needed against Unchecked Violence in Nigeria

Media obfuscate religious motives while Islamists aim for civil war.

Turkey: Hearing today for pastor facing deportation

Pastor Michael Feulner of Yalova Lighthouse Church requests prayer for a court hearing contesting a security designation that would effectively ban him from the country.

Despite anti-conversion laws, Nepalese Church stays strong

In the face of anti-conversion laws that have targeted Christians for many years, Nepalese believers hold tight to the Gospel.

ChinaAid welcomes Kazakh refugee family

After years of ethnic and religious persecution by the Chinese Communist Party, China Aid Association warmly welcomes Gulzira Auelkhan, her husband, and their 7-year-old daughter to the United States where they have been granted humanitarian parole. 

CCP security officers continue to monitor "freed" previously twice-imprisoned Pastor Huang Yizi

Recently, as state security officers continually monitor, randomly summon, repeatedly arrest, and transport him to their station for interrogation, Huang Yizi, a Wenzhou pastor persecuted for opposing the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) forcible removals of church crosses, asked for prayer.

Christian Schoolgirl Entering Third Year in Captivity

On February 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm, Boko Haram kidnapped 110 schoolgirls from the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College located in northeast Nigeria.

Seven Christian Families in India Displaced After Refusing to Renounce Faith

In Late-January, seven Christian families from northeast India were displaced from their village after refusing to recant their Christian faith.

Five Kenyan Churches Burned Down in a Week

International Christian Concern)-International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Five churches were set ablaze in quick succession between January 21st and 26th 2021 in Otamba, Kisii county, causing a lot of fear among residents.

Turkey Targets Christian in North Cyprus

An expatriate Christian living in North Cyprus had his home and business raided and his name slandered in Turkish media.

Iran: Christians as Enemies of The State

According to the Iranian regime, Iran respects religious freedom and Christians currently serving prison sentences in Iran are not in prison because of their faith.

Thousands of Karen Christian Villagers Flee Military Bombardment in Myanmar in Wake of Military Coup

Thousands of Christian villagers fled military bombardment in Karen State on 1 February, the same day as the Myanmar leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, was ousted from power in a military coup.

Hindu Extremists Viciously Beat Indian Pastor and Congregation During Sunday Worship

Hindu extremists viciously beat an Indian pastor and his congregation, including women and children, during Sunday worship on 31 January, as a mob of around 30 waited outside to prevent Christians escaping the church in Karnataka State.

Indian Pastor Assaulted by Two Government Workers After “Anti-Conversion” Accusations

A Christian pastor was assaulted by two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in BJP-governed Telangana state who accused him of carrying out religious conversions, despite the fact that the state has no anti-conversion law.

Indian Government Says It Has No Plans for National Anti-Conversion Law

The Indian government has no plans to implement a nationwide anti-conversion law, Home Affairs Minister G Kishan Reddy informed Parliament in New Delhi on 2 February.

Church Building in Nepal Demolished by Government While Adjacent Hindu Temple Left Intact

A church building in Nepalgunj, Nepal, has been demolished by the government after it took mandatory possession of the church’s land and the surrounding area, including a Hindu temple, in order to build a school.

Further Restrictions on Online Bible Sales as Chinese Government Cracks Down on Independent Merchants

The Chinese government is continuing its crackdown on the sale of Bibles, a Barnabas contact reports, with further restrictions limiting the availability of Bibles and other Christian books from online retailers and bookshops.

Religious Freedom Alarms Raised Over Proposed Compulsory Translation Law for Danish Churches

Concerns were raised over a proposed law in Denmark requiring religious organizations, including churches, to submit translated copies of sermons in languages other than Danish to the government before they are preached.

Charges Fabricated against Pastor, Others after Assault, Sources Say

Tribal mob attack leaves church leader unable to chew food.

Five Churches Burned Down in a Week in Kenya

 Destruction Leaves Local Church in Fear

CCP security officers detain human rights activist Li Qiaochu; charge her with “subverting state power”

On February 6 at 8:30 pm, after Beijing police had detained Chinese human rights defender Li Qiaochu, charging her with “subversion of state power,” Chinese Communist Party (CCP) security personnel escorted her from Beijing to Linyi, Shandong, Province.

Unidentified lawyer for human rights Lawyers Ding Jiaxi and Xu Zhiyong reveals CCP has tortured both men

On January 22, information from an unidentified lawyer who met with detained Human Rights Lawyers Ding Jiaxi and Xu Zhiyong reveals Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials have tortured them.

Police Hamper Prosecution of Accused Killers of Christian, Sources Say

Officers lie, remove evidence to cripple case against Muslim suspects, attorney says.

Christian in Algeria Imprisoned for Cartoon on Facebook

Father for four sentenced to five years in prison.

Please pray for Uyghur Christians, and all those caught in the Uyghur holocaust

‘This is why it is crucial for the voices of faith to be heard, proclaiming with clarity that they are not trying to defend any partial or exclusive vision but are speaking, protesting and praying for the good of all. That is why we are here today.’
The Rt Hon and Rt Rev Rowan Williams

 

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