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 June 4, 2021


EGYPT | Authorities Confiscate Monastery Land

Local authorities confiscated land belonging to the Saint Macarius Monastery in Wadi Al-Rayyan, Al-Fayyoum Governorate, Egypt, on May 30.

CHINA | Tiananmen Massacre Vigils Not Held in Hong Kong

As the world marks the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on June 4, 1989, there will reportedly be no in-person vigil in Hong Kongfor the first time since 1990.

VIETNAM | Concerns Raised After COVID Outbreak

CSW is concerned by reports of criticisms and allegations by both state media and social media users against an independent church in Vietnam,
currently under criminal investigation for spreading COVID-19.

Pakistani Christian couple acquitted of blasphemy after 7 years on death row

The Pakistani woman who replaced Christian Asia Bibi in her prison cell on death row, a mother of 4, Shaguftah Kausar, has – after a dozen delays since April 2020 due to COVID-19 – been acquitted from the death penalty by Lahore High court.

F18News Summary: Donbas
The rulers of the unrecognised self-declared Luhansk People's Republic
(LPR) in eastern Ukraine have repeatedly refused applications by the local
Roman Catholic community for their priest, Fr Grzegorz Rapa, to be allowed
to return to serve the Parish. Fr Rapa, a Polish citizen who has served in
Luhansk since 1993, was last able to celebrate Mass there in February 2020.

Burma: FBR: Ranger Killed as He Defended Civilians

We are sad to inform you all that we lost one of our Karenni Rangers last week. All Lo Sein was killed by the Burma Army on 27 May as he was rescuing civilians trapped under fire by the Burma Army in Demoso Town.


High Court in Pakistan Acquits Christian Couple on Death Row for Blasphemy

Couple Finally Released After Being “Left to Die” on Death Row

Bangladesh: Rest in peace: “we need a graveyard”

Funerals help families grieve and honor loved ones who pass on.  In Bangladesh, tradition outlaws some believers from the burial process.

Christian Couple on Death Row in Pakistan Acquitted!

Blasphemy charges based on false evidence, judges rule.

Pastor Seriously Wounded, Father Killed in Northern India

Tribal relatives arrested on murder charges.

State Department releases 2020 International Religious Freedom Report

The U.S. State Department has produced the International Religious Freedom Report for 23 years.

Religious Freedom in Nigeria: Extremism and Government Inaction

Please join the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a virtual hearing on the escalation of violence by nonstate actors in Nigeria and its potential to exacerbate deteriorating religious freedom conditions.

COVID-19 Leads to Prosecution of House-Church Group in Vietnam Organization's registration suspended.

A house-church organization in Vietnam is facing government prosecution and community hate due to COVID-19, sources said.

Christian Doctor in India Suspended After Praying for COVID-19 Patients

A Christian doctor in India has been suspended from working with COVID-19 patients due to allegations of attempted forced conversion.

Chinese Pastor Attacked and Beaten by CCP Police Officer

Pastor Yang Hua of Living Stone House Church in Guiyang, Guizhou province, planned to visit fellow Christians in Quindao, Shandong, on May 24.

37 Christians Massacred in Plateau State, Nigeria

According to Morning Star News, suspected Fulani herdsmen killed 22 Christians during two separate village attacks in Plateau State, Nigeria, on Sunday, May 23rd.

Christian Homes in Pakistan Burned Down in Separate Religiously Motivated Incidents

According to local reports, two Christian homes in Pakistan were burned down in religiously motivated attacks in April.

Afghanistan: Christians Imperiled as West Withdraws

Postponed: Ethiopia's general election has been postponed to Monday 21 June. The future of Ethiopia hangs in the balance [see RLPB 589 (17 March)].

Four Killed and More Than Eight Injured in Myanmar Church Attack

Four people were killed and more than eight injured in an attack on a church in Loikaw, Kayah state, Myanmar, on Sunday, May 23.

Eight Abducted as Bandits Attack Church Bus in Ondo, Nigeria

Eight Christians were abducted by armed men who attacked their church bus as it travelled along Akure-Ilesa Road in Ondo State, Nigeria.

Hindu Extremists Destroy Church Under Construction

A crowd of around 150 Hindu extremists attacked and destroyed a church building being constructed in the village of Bodoguda, Odisha state, India.

Algerian Christians Celebrate Return of Historic Church Building
A historic church building in Algeria that was appropriated by a local authority has been returned to the Church.

Fulani Herdsmen Kill Pastor, 3-Year-Old Son in Nigeria

Attack on mission takes another key Christian worker.




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