CIC Persecution News Headlines

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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending November 19, 2021


Bob Fu Exposes Second Cultural Revolution At IDOP Event

ChinaAid President Bob Fu spoke at the Crossing Church in Costa Mesa California on November 14th encouraging attendees at an evening event to remember the persecuted on the International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians. 

Elder and co-workers of Early Rain Qingcaodi Church arrested

Yesterday, Christians from Early Rain Qingcaodi Church were arrested by Deyang police on baseless “fraud” charges. Police arrested Elder Wu Jiannan and his wife; co-workers Liu Wuyi, Liu Yongbo, and Lan Enguang; and retired pastor Hao Mingchang and his wife Yang Yufeng.

Deadly clashes reflect Sudan’s instability

Turmoil continues in Sudan. Thousands took to the streets in major cities this week, protesting the October 25 military coup and demanding a return to civilian government.

SUDAN | Judge Dismisses Church Application

US | Concerns Raised about Omissions from Countries of Particular Concern List

Historic Bail for Nurses Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan, Lawyer Says

Decision cloaked for two months to deter Islamist backlash.

USCIRF Releases New Policy Update on Preserving Religious Freedom in Sudan

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

U.S. blocks refugee entry until Afghans resettled

The wait time for refugees entering the United States just got even longer.

Back-to-back suicide bombings stun Uganda

Anti-terrorism police in Uganda are pursuing members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Islamic State affiliate, following Tuesday’s explosions in the capital.

Christian Previously Beaten Lured into Lethal Trap, Sources Say

Killing follows prior attempt by relatives to burn him to death.

Turkish Television Series Pits Islam Against Christianity

A new Turkish television series aired that tells a fictionalized story of Khairuddin Barbarossa who was born during the Ottoman Empire and appointed the grand admiral of the fleet.

Radicals Forcefully Detain Christians Gathered for Worship in Southern India

According to Asia News, radical Hindu nationalists in India’s Karnataka state forcefully detained a group of Christians who simply gathered for worship.

Nigeria: Two of 66 Abducted Worshippers Killed in Captivity

Two of the 66 worshipers abducted on Sunday, October 31 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Kaduna State have been killed by their captors.

One Armenian Christian Killed, Three Wounded, by Azeri Gunfire

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that November 8, 2021, Azerbaijani troops opened gunfire on a group of Armenian utility workers repairing water pipes near the city of Shushi, which was captured during the Turkish-Azeri war last year against Nagorno-Karabakh (Armenian: Artsakh).

USCIRF Appalled at Administration’s Removal of Nigeria from List of Violators of Religious Freedom

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) finds it unexplainable that the U.S. Department of State did not redesignate Nigeria as a “Country of Particular Concern” (CPC) and treated it as a country with no severe religious freedom violations.

ICC Publishes 2021 Persecutor of the Year Awards

Comprehensive Report Condemns Oppressive Countries, Entities, and Individuals

Iran: Christians repressed, persecuted and jailed

Persian prisoners write letter; groups launch petition over right to Persian worship.
USCIRF News Digest - November 16, 2021

Missionaries remain captive one month after Haiti kidnapping

Today marks one month since a notorious gang in Haiti kidnapped 17 missionaries from the United States and Canada.

A Billion Worldwide at Risk of Malnutrition as Global Food Crisis Worsens

An estimated billion people worldwide are facing malnutrition as the global good crisis worsens, with 45 million already on the brink of famine.

Armenian Genocide Recognition Bill Passes First Reading in UK House of Commons

A bill to recognise the Ottoman-era Armenian Genocide passed its first reading in the UK House of Commons on 9 November.

Bill to Recognise Armenian Genocide Introduced in Israeli Parliament

A bill to officially recognise the Armenian Genocide was introduced on 9 November by six opposition members of Israel’s Knesset (the Israeli parliament).

Pastors in India Forced to Document Worshippers to Avoid False Claims of Illegal Conversions

Pastors in India’s Madhya Pradesh state have started to document the names of Christians attending church services in order to protect themselves against false allegations of illegal religious conversions.

Myanmar Military Shell Shan Church for the Second Time

The Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) attacked a church building in Pekhon Township, southern Shan State on 9 November, for the second time.

US advises citizens to leave Haiti

The U.S. State Department is urging American citizens to leave Haiti.

Taliban fighters have Saul-to-Paul experience

The Taliban government in Afghanistan faces a growing threat from ISIS, as well as severe economic concerns.

Tortured refugee finds freedom amid captivity

After traffickers transported a Druze refugee from Saudi Arabia to a European capital last year, they offered to drop him off at a hotel – but instead took him to an abandoned building and tied him up.

Pastor Slain for Refusing to Remove Church Building in Eastern Uganda

Tensions high as area Christians take revenge.



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