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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending June 26, 2021


Coming Event: Exodus of Religious Minority Communities in Afghanistan

USCIRF Conversation on the Exodus of Religious Minority Communities in Afghanistan

NIGERIA | Tarfa Acquitted on Two Charges

Professor Richard Solomon Musa Tarfa, co-founder of orphanages for vulnerable children in Kano and Kaduna states, was acquitted of abducting 19 children from their legal guardians and confining them in an unregistered orphanage by a High Court in Nigeria’s Kano state on June 24.

Iran’s new president is famous for violence

Iran has its next president, but the Iranian people sent their government a very clear message by not turning out to vote.

Please pray for Ethiopia

On Thursday morning a court in Kano State, Nigeria, acquitted Professor Solomon Tarfa of abducting 19 children from their legal guardians, and confining them in an unregistered orphanage.

Christian Families Driven into Jungles of Odisha State, India

Police advise them to renounce Christ, victims say.

Human Cost to Denying Religious Freedom Discussed at NRB 2021

On Tuesday morning (June 22), National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) hosted a forum on the human cost to denying religious freedom with Kristen Waggoner, Jack Phillips, and Dr. Jerry Davis at the NRB 2021 Covention in Grapevine, Texas.

VOM Korea uses Bibles translated by the North Korean government

The Voice of the Martyrs Korea ran into issues with the South Korean government last year while trying to launch Bibles into North Korea via balloon.

Ten years after Arab Spring, religious freedom needs remain

As discontent rumbles across the Middle East and North Africa, some suggest the possibility of a second Arab Spring.

Armed Fulani Kill Doctor, 17 other Christians in North-Central Nigeria

Predominantly Muslim herdsmen attack in Niger, Plateau states.

USCIRF Condemns Recent Court Decisions in Algeria Against Christians

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today condemned several court decisions in Algeria that restrict Christians’ religious freedom in the country.

EGYPT | Ten Men Guilty of Violence  

On June 15, a criminal court in Minya, Upper Egypt, found 10 Muslim men guilty of sectarian violence which took place in May 2016 in the village of Al-Karm, Abou Qarqas in Minya Governate.

SUDAN | Church Denied Permission to Build  

The Orthodox Church in Sudan was refused permission to build a place of worship on its own land in Hay-Elrawda, Omdurman.
USCIRF News Digest - June 22, 2021

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According to church tradition, June 29 marks the martyrdom of the Apostle Paul.

China: Write a letter of encouragement to jailed Pastor Li Juncai

Pastor Li Juncai of Yuanyang County Central House Church was sentenced to 5 and a half years in prison in January 2021

Chinese Police consider Tithing as a Crime

Chinese Police handed Elder Zhang Chunlei’s wife a formal notice in early May.

BURMA | Resolution Adopted Condemning Violence

On June 18, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution condemning the use of lethal force and violence by the Myanmar/Burma army, known as the Tatmadaw, in the aftermath of the coup, which took place in the country on Feb. 1.

Criminal Investigation of Church in Vietnam over COVID-19 Confirmed

Official urges media to make corrections of misleading statements.

Pastor Abducted by Boko Haram has been Released After 8 Months

Earlier this week, Our Nigeria reported that Reverend Polycarp Zongo of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) was released after spending eight months in captivity.

Pastor and Pregnant Wife Attacked and Beaten by Radicals in Southern India

On June 13, a pastor and his pregnant wife were attacked by radical Hindu nationalists in India’s Tamil Nadu state.

Christian Youth in Pakistan Stabbed After Dispute with Muslim

On May 20, 14-year-old Harry Masih was stabbed in Lahore, Pakistan, following a dispute with a Muslim.

Iraqis Repatriated from Syria’s Al-Hol Camp

Ninety-four Iraqi families were recently repatriated to Iraq from Syria’s al-Hol camp.

Papua (Indonesia): Islamic Terror Plot Foiled; State Terror Continues

- meanwhile state terror continues unabated, as does internet blackout.

New prayer requests for Professor Tarfa and family

Thank you for your ongoing prayers for Professor Tarfa, his wife Mercy, and the children of Du Merci orphanage.

Christians Condemn Bombing of Memorial to the Bible in Brazil

Christians in Brazil have condemned a bomb attack which seriously damaged the Memorial to the Bible in Campina Grande, Paraiba.

Pakistani Christians Accuse Government of Hate Crime as College Is Nationalized

Bishops and pastors were joined by activists for the Church of Pakistan in conducting a march through the northern city of Peshawar on 11 June to protest against the government taking over a college managed by the church for over 160 years.

Amendments to Azerbaijan’s Religion Law Place Restrictions on Appointment of Church Leaders

Amendments to both the Religion Law and the Administrative Code of Azerbaijan will bar churches from appointing leaders without state approval.

Messianic Believers in Israel Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling Against Unfair Discrimination

Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled to grant tax-deductible donation status to a not-for-profit organisation of Messianic Jews.

Another 13-Year-Old Girl Forced to Marry/Convert to Islam in Pakistan

A judge, shelter again appear complicit in crime, sources say.



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