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 October 2, 2021


Please pray for Burma/Myanmar

Eight months since the army seized power in the 1 February coup, communities across Myanmar continue to suffer grave human rights violations at the hands of the military.

Christian refugees return to Syria

Syria’s top diplomat encourages refugees to come home, while experts and aid groups advise the opposite.

Muslim Mob Kills Pastor in Kano State, Nigeria

Church building and school burned down along with leader's home.

Letter-writing and prayer campaign launched for persecuted believers

A letter-writing and prayer campaign that helped free a Christian dissident in Russia stamped a lasting impression on me.

Hindu Extremists Beat Pastors at Police Station in Central India

Officer manhandled in attack in Chhattisgarh state.

Christians 'Under Siege' in Kaduna State, Nigeria, Area Leaders Say

Pastor killed along with more than 50 other Christians in two months.

IRAN | Two Church Leaders Released on Bail

Two church leaders, from the Church of Iran denomination in the city of Rasht, were released on bail Sept. 21. The situation of a third leader remains unclear.

New Senate Bill Addresses Afghanistan Crisis

Senator Portman Introduces Legislation to Address Taliban Takeover

Invitation: The China Forum

On Wednesday, October 27, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is pleased to host The China Forum at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

21Wilberforce news

Afghan resistance leaders flee country

Afghanistan’s last significant resistance to the Taliban has left the country.

USCIRF News Digest - September 28, 2021

USCIRF Releases New Report on Religious Freedom Conditions in Saudi Arabia

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new report:

Radical Hindu Nationalists Burn Four Christian Homes in India

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that four Christian homes were set on fire by radical Hindu nationalists in the Kandhamal District of India’s Odisha State.

Christians smuggle Bibles into Iran

In Iran, even having a Bible can lead to a prison sentence.

Turkey banned 75 Christian expats over 2 years

Over the past two years, Turkey has expelled 75 Christian expats, many of them long-term residents.

NIGERIA | Christian Leader Dead Following Mob Attack

The chair of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the Sumaila Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano state, Nigeria, died in the early hours of Sept. 23 from wounds inflicted on him during a mob attack on his home in Massu village the previous day.

Pakistani Senator alleges police collusion with gang whose gun attack injures seven, one critically

The most senior political leader of Pakistan’s minority Christians has complained of what he calls ‘prejudicial treatment’ by police in the way the force responded to a terrifying gun attack in a mixed faith neighborhood which injured at least seven, one of them critically ill and fighting for her life in hospital.

Lao Christians Still Without Home a Year After Eviction

Five Lao Christian families evicted from their villages by local authorities last year are still waiting for a place to live in.

Jihadists Kill 11 in Congo Shopping Mall Attack

According to The Independent, at least 11 people were killed on Thursday night by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), in an attack on a shopping mall in Ituri province.

Five Christians in India’s Uttar Pradesh State Arrested On False Forced Conversion Charges

On September 10, five Christians, including a pastor, were arrested by police after being attacked by radical Hindu nationalists in the Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

Catholic Church Compound in Chin State Attacked by Burmese Army

With the latest offense of the Burmese Army (Tatmadaw), Christian-majority Chin state is seeing increased attacks against homes, villages, and Christian properties.

September Update: Sudan, China, India, DR Congo, Burma (Myanmar), Eritrea, Nigeria, Pakistan

SUDAN [RLPB 613 (1 Sep)], where customs officials are refusing to release a shipment of Bibles in violation of Sudan's Fundamental Rights and Freedoms Act 2020; the government is not honouring its promise to return to the Church properties confiscated by the former regime; and Islamists have been permitted to threaten and intimidate Boutros Badawi (a Christian and senior adviser to the Religious Affairs Minister) with impunity.

Christians in SE Asia gain a little more religious freedom

One Southeast Asian country has taken a positive step towards more religious freedom.

Help Afghan Christians in Iran before time runs out

Fear rises in Iran as officials tear down camps housing Afghan refugees.

Herdsmen in Nigeria Kill Christian at Worship, 30 Others in One Day

After church attack on Sunday, two villages raided that night.

One Killed, Several Injured in Attack on Church in Kaduna State, Nigeria

One person was killed and several others wounded when gunmen opened fire during a Sunday morning church service on September 26 in Kaduna state, Nigeria.

Four Christian Families Evicted From Village in Odisha, India

Four Christian families were beaten and evicted from their village of Ladamila in the district of Kandhamal, Odisha, India, because they had converted to Christianity.

Christians Face Ostracism in Jharkhand State, India

Three Christian families in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand have been ostracized by their village for converting to Christianity.

Lahore High Court Rules Abducted 14-Year-Old Christian Girl Mentally Old Enough to Convert to Islam and Marry

The Lahore High Court has ruled that a 14-year-old Christian girl who was abducted, forcefully converted to Islam and married to a Muslim man should not be returned to her Christian family.

Evicted Christians Still Waiting for New Homes in Rural Laos

Five Christian families in rural Laos are still waiting for new homes promised to them by government officials, months after being evicted from their villages by local leaders.

Australian Egyptian Forum Council Calls for Government to Recognize Armenian Genocide

The Australian Egyptian Forum Council has become the latest organisation to urge the Australian government to recognise the Armenian Genocide.

Court in Pakistan Gives Custody of Christian Girl to Alleged Kidnapper

Islam gives mental capacity more importance than age, judge rules.



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