CIC Persecution News Headlines

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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending August 14, 2021


Today (August 13) , the fourth anniversary of Gao Zhisheng's CCP enforced "disappearance," Geng He, his wife, states: "after four years. 1,460 days in total—I have run out of tears"

On August 13, ChinaAid received a copy of a statement that Geng He, Gao Zhisheng’s wife, wrote.

In ABC Nightline interview, Gulzira Auelkhan: "...so many Kazakh and Uyghr people [still] suffering..."

ABC Nightline recently broadcast two episodes, which include interviews with Gulzira Auelkhan, and Serikzhan Bilash in ChinaAid's office, located in Midland, Texas.

Please continue to pray for Gao Zhisheng and his family

Gao Zhisheng is a Chinese human rights lawyer who was known for defending religious minorities, including Christians and Falun Gong practitioners.

This Week At ChinaAid: #FreeGaoZhisheng

Today marks the four year anniversary of the forced disappearance of Christian human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng.

Christians Jailed after Hindus Attack Them for Visiting Widower

Two pastors and wife were comforting Hindu who lost family to COVId-19.

New draft law threatens to silence voices throughout Iran

Iran is one of the world’s most formidable persecutors of Christians.

Christian Woman in Pakistan Accused of Blasphemy for Simply Receiving a Text

Family Forced into Hiding Due to Threats from Extremists

China: Nanle County Church leaders, co-workers in Christ: Your gift touches our hearts so that we cannot hold back our tears

ChinaAid received the following "Thank you..." letter from Nanle County Church leaders, co-workers in Christ*:

USCIRF News Digest - August 10, 2021

ABC Nightline Features ChinaAid & Persecuted Kazakh Refugee Family

ABC News Nightline aired the second part of their reporting on Gulzira Auelkhan's persecution in Xinjiang and her family's adjustement to life in the United States in early August. 

Pastor’s Son Killed While Trying to Stop Church Demolition

The EYN church in Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno State, Northeast Nigeria, was demolished by a government agency on Thursday, August 5th.

China: House Church Pastor and Wife Receive Hefty Fine for Church Gathering

The pastor and his wife at a targeted house church in China’s Xiamen receive a hefty fine from the authorities for having an “unauthorized gathering.”

14-Year-Old Christian Girl in Pakistan Abducted and Forcefully Converted

According to Asia News, another Christian girl in Pakistan has been abducted and forcefully converted to Islam.

Hindu Nationalists Hold Rally in India Advocating for Anti-Christian Violence

Christian Leaders Fear Rally Will Trigger New Wave of Persecution

China, Shanxi: Churches Targeted for Persecution

CCP demands 'united front'; all who resist will be persecuted.

Nigeria: Fulani Militants Accused of Planning “Systematic Extermination” of People Based on Ethnicity and Beliefs

CCP demands 'united front'; all who resist will be persecuted.

Pastor Beaten by Extremists in Madhya Pradesh, India

A pastor in the village of Tichkiya, Madhya Pradesh, was badly beaten by extremists who broke into a prayer meeting in a private home and accused him of trying to unlawfully convert tribal people to Christianity.

Christians in Aceh, Indonesia, Call on Government to Settle Church Buildings Dispute

Christians in Aceh, a semi-autonomous province of Indonesia, have called upon the central government in Jakarta to take action in an ongoing dispute over the demolition of church buildings.

Four Chinese Christian Businessmen Convicted for Selling Audio Bibles

Four Christian businessmen in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China have been given prison sentences for selling audio Bibles.

Local Officials in Qushan, China, Remove Crosses From Fishing Boats

Local officials in Qushan county, Zhejiang province, China have removed crosses from the masts of fishing boats in a targeted attack on Christians.

Christian Books Officially Labelled as Extremist Material in Luhansk

The government of the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic has added four Christian books to an official list of Extremist Materials.

Somaliland Christians Released After Offences-Against-Islam Charges Dismissed

A group of Christians in Somaliland have been released from detention after charges against them relating to offences against the state religion of Islam were dismissed.

Kenya: Mother Beaten Unconscious for Leaving Islam, Marrying Christian

Muslim father forces her to ingest mosquito repellant, she says.

PAKISTAN | Mob Attacks Hindu Temple in Southern Punjab

A mob of hundreds of people reportedly attacked and vandalized a Hindu temple in Bhong town, Rahim Yar Khan District in Punjab, Pakistan, on Aug. 4.

CUBA | Pastor Transferred to Maximum Security Prison

Cuban Protestant Pastor Lorenzo Rosales Fajardo, who was detained by State Security officers on July 11 during peaceful protests in Palma Soriano, has been transferred to the Boniato Maximum Security Prison outside the city of Santiago de Cuba.

NORTH KOREA | New Report Finds No Improvement in Human Rights

A new report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on North Korea finds the situation of human rights in the country has not improved since the publication of the landmark 2014 report of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).



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