09.18.2021

   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 September 18, 2021

 

ICC Publishes Report on Criminal Sharia Law in Nigeria

Christians Vulnerable as Nigeria Drifts Away from Secularism

Shanxi Taiyuan police officials post large slogans to encourage report of “illegal religious activities”

Recently, Taiyuan Pingyang Road police officers and Pingyangjingyuan Community Business Center officials posted large slogans on a window, stating: "Report illegal religious activities and receive a cash reward up to ¥2,000 (310 United States Dollars). Call: 110 or 12345.”

New ICC Report Records a Year of Christian Persecution in China

Over 100 Incidents of Persecution Documented in One Year Span

Please Remember Cuba in Your Prayers

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. (2 Corinthians 4:8-9)

The apostle Paul knew exactly what unrelenting persecution felt like.

Several Injured as Muslims Open Fire on Christians in Lahore, Pakistan

Several Christians were injured in a shooting incident on September 6 in the Shera Kot district of Lahore, Pakistan, a Barnabas Aid contact reports.

Extremists Disrupt Prayer Meeting in Karnataka, India

A group of radical Hindutva nationalists disrupted a prayer meeting at a church in the town of Karkala, Udupi district, Karnataka, on September 10, alleging that the pastor was conducting unlawful conversions.

Staff and Students Arrested at Maizi Christian Music High School, China

Police in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, raided a Christian music school on September 4, arresting all staff members and students present.

Serikzhan Bilash: My wife and our three sons in Turkey live in danger... Please pray for us

On September 14, Serikzhan Bilash, currently seeking political asylum in the United States, told a ChinaAid representative that when he lived at home with his family in Turkey, his wife kindly informed him after he “cooked” a meal for their family, Serikzhan—you don’t know how to cook.

Chinese Activist Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

On August 5, ChinaAid resources reported that Cheng Yuan, one of the defendants in the NGO [non-government organization] Changsha Funeng case, was sentenced to five years for “subversion of State power.”

Leaked footage confirms abuse at notorious Evin Prison

Leaked security footage shows ruthless mistreatment and deplorable conditions in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison. In one clip, guards drag an emaciated man through the parking lot and up two flights of stairs.

Violent Confrontation Within Afghanistan’s Taliban Government Reported

Afghan Minorities Concerned by Apparent Political Victory by Group’s Hardliners

Turkey Establishes Command Representation in Baku, Azerbaijan

Armenian Apostolic Church Expresses Regional Religious Freedom Concerns

Pregnant Woman Survives Massacre by Hiding Four Days in a Pit with her Five Children

Last month, gunmen suspected to be Fulani militants attacked multiple Christian villages in Plateau State’s Riyom Local Government Area.

Christian in India’s Tamil Nadu State Brutally Beaten by Hindu Neighbors

According to Morning Star News, a Christian in India’s Tamil Nadu state was brutally beaten with iron rods by Hindu neighbors after being visited by a church elder.

Gunmen Attack Pentecostal Church in Pakistan Leaving Several Injured

According to Asia News, a Pentecostal church near Lahore Pakistan was attacked last Sunday by several unidentified assailants wielding military-style weapons.

U.S. Representatives Push Amendment to Monitor (Turkish) Grey Wolves

Members of Congress Promote Accountability for Artsakh, Humanitarian Aid 

USCIRF Releases New Report on Houthi Religious Repression in Yemen

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new country update highlighting the Houthi movement’s repression of religious freedom in Yemen:

EGYPT | Christian's Detention Extended

The 3rd chamber of the counter terrorism court in Cairo, on Sept. 7, renewed the detention of Gerges Sameeh Zaki for a further 45 days.

Afghanistan on the Brink of Humanitarian Disaster

UN Member States Pledge Over $1 Billion in Humanitarian Aid

World: An Overview of the Persecution of Early Rain Church

On September 9th, World posted an article detailing the persecution of Early Rain Church in Chengdu, China. The article also featured ChinaAid president Bob Fu.

SCMP: CCP detains Fang Ran, doctorial student / labor rights researcher of "trying to overturn the State"

On September 11, South China Morning Post reported the following story of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities detaining Fang Ran, HKU doctorial student / labor rights researcher for "trying to overturn the State." 

India: Joy and Pain in Bihar's Gaya District

In July this year, Gaya District in the north Indian state of Bihar, found itself at the centre of a religious conversion 'scandal' after it was reported that, in Belwadih Village, hundreds of 'Mahadalits' had left Hinduism and converted to Christianity.

USCIRF News Digest - September 14, 2021

NIGERIA | Church Leader, 11 Others Killed

The body of a church leader was recovered and at least 11 other people were killed Sept. 12 following separate attacks by assailants of Fulani origin in the Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) of Nigeria’s Kaduna state.

Afghan Christians go silent

FMI has lost contact with several partners in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover.

Second Afghan Christian convoy reaches Pakistan

The second convoy of Afghan Christians has successfully reached Pakistan after fleeing the Taliban’s rule. Read more about the convoys here.

Christian Boy, 14, Clinging to Life after Burn Attack in Eastern India

Hindu extremists opposed his faith.

 

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