09.25.2021

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 25, 2021

 

How the Global Body of Christ Is Encouraging the Wife of an Abducted Pastor

Pastor Raymond Koh hasn’t been seen or heard from since his abduction off the streets of Malaysia on Feb. 13, 2017.

USCIRF Conversation: Update on At-Risk Religious Communities in Afghanistan

Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a virtual event discussing religious communities at extreme risk of persecution in Afghanistan since the Taliban seized control on August 15, 2021.

Please pray for Iranian Christians - Amin Khaki, Milad Goudarzi and Alireza Nourmohammadi

There are many things that can bring us comfort when we’re worried or stressed, but Isaiah 26:3 reminds us that only God can give us perfect peace – peace that lasts and is not dependent on our circumstances.

Taliban Official Claims Brutal Punishments and Executions Will Return to Afghanistan

Afghan Christians Fear Their Community Will Be Treated Like Criminals

Elderly Christian Woman Beaten for Housing Converts from Islam

Assailant poses as pastor seeking to help the persecuted.

Amnesty International Reports Brutal Crackdown by Taliban in Afghanistan

Afghan Christians Fear Violence Due to Taliban’s Interpretation of Sharia Law

Taliban Maneuvers for United Nations Recogniti

Turkey Backs Taliban at UN While Promoting Religious Genocide

Al-Shabaab Suicide Bomb Kills 11 in Somalia

At least 11 people were killed last week in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, via suicide bombing.

Burmese Army Attacks a Baptist Church in Chin State

Following intense fighting between the Burmese Army (Tatmadaw) and the local defense groups in Myanmar’s Christian-majority Chin state, on September 14, the Tatmadaw shelled a Baptist church in Thantlang township.

Ministries Lose Contact with Christians Stuck in Afghanistan

According to Mission Network News (MNN), underground ministries are losing contact with their networks stuck inside Afghanistan, now ruled by the Taliban.

ISIS kills four Afghan Christians

Four Christian men have been killed in Afghanistan; not by the Taliban, but by ISIS.

D.R.Congo (DRC): Jihad and Conversion

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is estimated to be 92.2 percent Christian (of whom around half remain animist) and 1.9 percent Muslim.

USCIRF News Digest - September 21, 2021

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom USCIRF Conversation: Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity

Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a virtual event exploring opportunities for justice of crimes against humanity.

Twelve Christians Killed in Attacks by Suspected Fulani Militants in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Suspected Fulani militants have killed 12 people during a raid on Peigyim village, near Kibori, in the Atyap Chiefdom of Zangon-Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, in Nigeria’s Middle Belt.

Gunmen Kill One, Abduct Three at Church Service in Kogi State, Nigeria

Gunmen attacked a church service in Okedayo, Kogi State, Nigeria on Sunday 19 September, killing one and abducting three.

Pastor Shot by Tatmadaw Soldiers in Chin State, Myanmar

A pastor was shot and killed by Tatmadaw soldiers in Thantlang township, Chin State, Myanmar, as he was trying to help put out a fire caused by an artillery attack.

Fifteen Christians Re-Arrested in Eritrea

Fifteen Christians have been re-arrested in Eritrea and taken to the Mai Serwa maximum security prison in the capital Asmara following raids on their homes.

Indian Church Leaders Under Scrutiny by Madhya Pradesh State Government

Church leaders in Madhya Pradesh, India, have come under scrutiny by officials from the state government who are seeking to combat unlawful conversions.

Two Teenage Christian Sisters in Punjab, Pakistan Forced to Convert to Islam and Marry Muslims

Two sisters, both Christians, were abducted and forced to marry two Muslim cousins and convert to Islam, according to Barnabas Fund contacts in Punjab, Pakistan.

Ten More Bethel Baptist High School Students Released by Kidnappers as First Arrests Made

Kidnappers have released ten more students abducted from Bethel Baptist High School in July, Pastor John Joseph Hayab, state Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, confirmed on 18 September.

BURMA | Baptist Pastor Shot Dead

A Baptist pastor was shot dead in Chin state in Myanmar/Burma on Sept. 18 amid continued attacks by the Myanmar military on civilians in the state.

USCIRF Releases New Report about Protests in Cuba and Religious Freedom

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following factsheet on the July 11, 2021 (“11J”) protests in Cuba and their impact on freedom of religion or belief in the country:

EGYPT |Trial of Christian Student Postponed

Egyptian Christian student Patrick George Zaki appeared before a State Security Misdemeanour court Sept. 14 on charges of “spreading fake news inside and outside Egypt.”

NIGERIA | Outspoken Middlebelt Advocate Passes Away

CSW is saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, the former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, in a hospital in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Sept. 19.

Hearing this Week: 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.

ICC Partners with Government of Hungary to Host Panel Discussion at Council of Europe

Event Next Week Will Work to Inform Council of Europe on Interreligious Dialogue

Ahmadis, Islamic Extremists Charge Christian Woman with Blasphemy

Group joins forces with Islamists in Pakistan who regard it as heretical.

 

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