CIC Persecution News Headlines

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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending September 11, 2021


Pastor Beaten by Mob of Extremists in Police Station in India

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a Christian pastor in India’s Chhattisgarh state was attacked and beaten by a mob of radical Hindu nationalists while in a police station in Raipur.

Officials Raid June 4th Museum and Arrest Hong Kong Alliance Leadership

Today, Hong Kong police raid a closed June 4th Museum dedicated to the victims of Tiananmen Square in 1989. Officials also arrest Hong Kong Alliance leaders Lee Cheuk-yan, Albert Ho, and Chow Hang-tung and charge them with "incitement to subversion".

This Week At ChinaAid: "This Is A Full Manifestation Of Fascism In Hong Kong" Inbox

Hong Kong police raided a closed June 4th museum on September 9th dedicated to the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

EGYPT | Coptic Activist's Detention Extended

The 3rd chamber of the counter terrorism court in Cairo renewed the detention of Egyptian Coptic activist Rami Kamil for a further 45 days after a trial Sept. 6.

Turkey Doubles Down on Atatürk’s Genocidal Legacy

Cyprus Decision Over Schoolbooks Resurrects Turkish Hostility 

Persecution Continues to Sweep Across India’s Uttar Pradesh State

Christians Unable to Worship Without Threat of Attack by Radical Hindu Nationalists 

WIN Prayer Series: Afghanistan at the Crossroads #2

Women as well as men are created in God’s image.

Islamic extremists kill 36 Christians in less than 30 days

Persecution takes a toll in northern Nigeria.

Please pray for Zhang Zhan in China

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. (Psalm 5:11)

This psalm reminds us that the love of God gives us a reason to sing, even in the midst of great trials.

Muslim Gunmen in Pakistan Wound at least Four Christians

Pregnant woman said to be among those injured.

Muslim Extremists Kill 19-Year-Old Christian in Boat for His Faith

Son of late evangelist targeted in eastern Uganda.

Hearing: Strategies for Religious Freedom in Fragile States

Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a virtual hearing on how the U.S. government can promote and help protect religious freedom in fragile states.

Taliban Begin Massive Crackdown

Afghan Christians Brace for Taliban Oppression

Iranian Christian Converts Receive Reduced Sentences

Three Iranian Christian converts have had their sentences reduced from five years to three years.

ERCC Members Pressured to Move Out from Their Rented Apartments

Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC), a well-known house church in China’s Chengdu barely spends a day without having its members followed or harassed by the police.

Pastor Forced to Go into Hiding After Receiving Threats in India

On August 4th, Pastor Shyamanand was asked to report to his village meeting in northern India’s Uttar Pradesh state.

Young Christian Woman Missing After Arrest in Egypt

No Communication Allowed with Christian Convert

MEXICO | Families Threatened with Expulsio

CSW is calling on state officials in Hidalgo, Mexico, to intervene on behalf of two Protestant families who are under threat of forced displacement at the hands of community leaders belonging to the religious majority.

The Taliban Declare Victory in the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan

Christians and Other Minorities Brace for Increased Persecution Under Taliban Rule 

CCP authorities detain Dai Zhichao and He Shan, ERCC congregants, 14 days; force Brother Dai to move

On September 6, 2021, police released Dai Zhichao, the leader of "Wading," a small group of Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC), and He Shan, a member of the group, from the detention center. Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities had detained both Christians 14 days for worshipping at home.

False reports from Afghanistan spread via social media

Rumors have surfaced on social media claiming the Taliban plans to murder 229 Christian missionaries in Afghanistan.

China: The CCP versus Christian Education

In evicting a community of young homeschooling families - all members of Chengdu's Early Rain Covenant Church - from their rented homes, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has demonstrated that it is prepared to escalate its persecution of non-compliant Christians to a whole new level.

USCIRF News Digest - September 7, 2021

Shadow Government in Myanmar Calls for Popular Revolt Against Military Rulers

Junta Faces Renewed Opposition to Its Oppressive Rule

CCP police arrest staff and students at Maizi Christian Music High School / Principal Xu unreachable for more than 60 hours

At 8:30 am on September 4, more than 30 Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials, including SWAT officers, police officers, religious affairs bureau officials, and local school district administrators, raided Maizi Christian Music High School, and arrested all staff members and students present.

Chengdu authorities continue to harass Christians of ERCC; demand they move by September 03

September 03 marked the third day that representatives from Chengdu City Wuhou District Public Security Department, State Security Department, and the local community harassed seven households of Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) and demanded that they vacate their rentals in Wuhou District Jiaoda Garden Wuhou Complex.

AMG aids Afghan Christians fleeing Taliban

U.S. troops have left Afghanistan, officially ending the 20-year conflict. Between August 14 until the 31st, the U.S. evacuated well over 100,000 people out of Kabul’s airport.

Afghanistan: new dangers in volatile situation

For the relatively small Christian community in Afghanistan, life has always been difficult. While democratic elections were first held in 2004, the constitution was built around a strict Sunni interpretation of Islamic law.

Chengdu authorities again warn ERCC Christians to move from their homes

During the evening of September 1, a group of police officers, national security agents, and other individuals who claimed to be homeowners in Jiaoda Garden Wuhou Community, threatened several renters, Christians from Chengdu Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC).

CCP officials’ harassment forces Zhang Fan, Chengdu ERCC Christian, to hold her wedding at home

Zhang Fan, a Christian who attends Chengdu Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC),* initially scheduled her wedding for the afternoon of August 28

Ethnic and Religious Affairs officials deliver two-year-old penalty notice to House Church Minister Yang Xibo

On August 28, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials from Xiamen City Siming District Bureau of Ethnic and Religious Affairs delivered an Exigent Notice of Administrative Penalty Enforcement to Yang Xibo, minister of Xunsiding Church, a renowned house church in Xiamen.

Former art teacher sentenced to 6.5 years after installing window for elderly Falun Gong practitioner

Based on an original report from Minghui.org Mr. Sun Shiwei, a 68-year-old former art teacher, has been sentenced to 6.5 years in prison following his latest arrest in April 2020 after helping an elderly woman, also a Falun Gong practitioner, install a window.

America failed Afghanistan. Now it must stand by Taiwan

On August 26, The National Interest published "America Failed Afghanistan.

Indian Pastor, 16, Severely Burned With Acid for Refusing to Stop Praying

A 16-year-old Christian suffered burns over at least 60 per cent of his body as the result of an acid attack in eastern India.

Pastor and Two Other Christians Attacked by Extremists in Chhattisgarh, India

A pastor and two other Christians were attacked inside a police station by radical Hindutva nationalists after being accused of carrying out unlawful religious conversions in Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, India.

Soldiers Ransack Villages, Attack Churches in Chin State, Myanmar

The entire population of Taal village in Chin State was forced to flee after soldiers ransacked homes, killed animals and destroyed valuables during a series of raids in the largely Christian region.

Protest by Rohingya Muslims Prevents Burial of Christian at Refugee Camp in Bangladesh

The body of a Christian Rohingya refugee was left without burial for 30 hours because of a protest by Rohingya Muslims, who form the majority of people at the sprawling Cox’s Bazar refugee camp in Bangladesh.

UK Parliamentarians to Advocate for Persecuted Christians Naser Navard Goltapeh and Leah Sharibu

Persecuted Christians Naser Navard Goltapeh and Leah Sharibu are among four prisoners of conscience to be “adopted” by the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Religious Freedom and Belief.

Christians Slain in and near Jos, Nigeria, including 12 Children

Suspected local Muslims kill seven church members, Fulani herdsmen kill 33.




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