CIC Persecution News Headlines

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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending October 23, 2021


Egyptian Coptic Christians Disappear in Libya

Friends and Families Concerned About a Repeat of ISIS-Styled Executions

NATO Defense Ministers Meet to Discuss Afghanistan

Christian Minorities Remain Vulnerable to Taliban

USCIRF Releases New Report about Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka

This country update examines recent religious freedom violations in Sri Lanka and highlights problematic laws and regulations including Article 291A and 291B of the Penal Code, the Prevention of Terrorism Act, and misused International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) Act.

Human Rights Coalition Calls for Greater Religious Freedom in Myanmar

ICC and 98 Other Organizations Pen Letter to UN on Religious Liberty in Myanmar

$17 million ransom demanded for kidnapped missionaries in Haiti

The Haitian gang that recently kidnapped 17 American and Canadian missionaries are now demanding $17 million in ransom — $1 million per person.

Please pray for kidnap victims in Nigeria, and Sing!

In 2018, when she was 14 years old, Leah Sharibu was abducted alongside 110 of her classmates by terrorists from ISWAP (Islamic State West Africa Province).

Muslim Relatives Beat, Starve Christians in Eastern Uganda

Convert escapes being set on fire; mother and child locked in room.

CHINA | Lawyer's Wife Says Health Problems Caused by Torture

The wife of detained human rights lawyer, Chang Weiping, said his health has deteriorated rapidly while in detention due to torture and poor nutrition and conditions.

BURMA | UN Secretary-General Called on to address FoRB Violations

CSW has joined Burma Human Rights Network and 112 other organizations and individuals in writing to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to “personally lead high-level efforts” to address increased violations of the right to freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) which have been observed in Myanmar/Burma since the coup of February 1.

Chinese Street Preacher Released from His Sixth Detention

A street preacher from Hengyang City, Hunan province, was released after being detained six times since the beginning of this year.

Suspected Jihadists Kill Pastor in Nigeria

A street preacher from Hengyang City, Hunan province, was released after being detained six times since the beginning of this year.

Armenian Civilian Murdered in Front of Peacekeepers

Artsakh Citizen Killed by Azeri Sniper Fire While Gardening

Taliban Instruct Religious Police to Be “Moderate”

Activists Remain Skeptical as Taliban Leaders Communicate Progressivism

Pakistan: bill to criminalise the forced-conversion of non-Muslims minors rejected as 'un-Islamic'.

In November 2019 the Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan established a 22-member Parliamentary Committee to Protect Minorities from Forced Conversions.

“Emboldened” Pakistan Taliban Raises Fears for Christians Near Afghan Border

The Pakistan Taliban (the Tehrik-e-Taliban or TTP) has increased its activity in the areas bordering Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover of Pakistan’s neighbour.

Christian Sanitation Workers Denied Protective Equipment Die in Poisonous Sewer in Punjab, Pakistan

Two Christian sanitation workers died saving a Christian colleague tasked with clearing a sewer, known to be poisonous, in Sargodha, Punjab province, Pakistan.

Group of 17 Missionaries and Children Kidnapped in Haiti

A group of 17 Christian missionaries, including five children, were abducted by an armed gang in Haiti on 16 October while returning from a visit to build an orphanage.

Indian Christians Arrested Over Claims of Conversions Through Allurement

Seven Christians were arrested in Uttar Pradesh state, India on 10 October following accusations of attempting to carry out illegal religious conversions.

Karnataka, India, Orders Investigation Into Churches to Prevent Alleged Forced Conversions

The government of Karnataka, India, has launched an investigation into Christian activity within the state in an attempt to prevent allegedly forced conversions to Christianity.

Three Pastors Arrested for Leading Prayers for Peace Released From Myanmar Prison

Three Kachin pastors imprisoned and awaiting trial for organising prayers for peace in March have been released by the Myanmar military government.

Lord Carey: Christianity Not “A Visa Advantage” for Middle East Believers

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey of Clifton has denied that Christian faith is “a visa advantage” for believers in the Middle East fleeing persecution and violence.

Food Crisis “Only the Beginning”, Says UN on World Food Day

The ongoing global food crisis is “only the beginning” of food insecurity and conflict over resources, according to the UN.

USCIRF News Digest - October 19, 2021

USCIRF Releases New Report on Religious Freedom Conditions in Algeria

This country update examines religious freedom conditions in Algeria, which have deteriorated to a degree that has led USCIRF to recommend that the U.S State Department include Algeria on its Special Watch List since 2020.

SK, China: Jeju "Mayflower" Church faces potential repatriation

The South Korean government denied 60 Chinese Christians their second appeal for asylum.

Notorious gang kidnaps Western missionaries in Haiti

The struggle against gang violence intensifies in Haiti.

Afghanistan: Suicide attack on Shia mosque in Kandahar after Friday prayers

A suicide bombing at a Shia Mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar killed over 50 people and injured more than 80 on Oct. 15.

HEARING: Sanctions and Implications for International Religious Freedom

Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a virtual hearing that will consider how the U.S. government can advance international religious freedom through targeted sanctions.

Hindu Extremists Beat, Rob Worshippers in India

Assailants well-educated, older people with high social standing.




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