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 December 4, 2021


Please Continue to Pray for Early Rain Covenant Church Leadership and Members in China

This week marks three years since over 100 church members were detained on 9 December 2018 as part of a large-scale crackdown on the church.

USCIRF Releases New Report on Religious Freedom Violations in Turkey

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

USCIRF Releases New Report about Protecting Religious Freedom Online

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following factsheet on safeguarding the freedom of religion or belief on social media platforms:

F18News: KAZAKHSTAN: Tighter meeting restrictions back in Parliament's lower house

On 2 December, the upper house of Parliament approved in revised form amendments to the Religion Law to make holding religious events away from
state-registered places of worship more difficult.

‘Frontline’ Pastors ‘Risk Everything’ to Aid Orphans, Widows, War-Torn Families

A U.S. organization is aiming to help 1,300 “frontline pastors” and ministry workers in Russia and the former Soviet Union this winter who, it says, are “risking everything” to aid orphans, widows, and suffering families.

Threatening Letters Terrorize Christians in Northwest Nigeria

Police in Zamfara state beef up security.


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New Report Exposes Years of Human Rights Abuses by Wealthy Nigerian Governor

Governor El-Rufai is not who he tries to make the world believe he is 

USCIRF Releases New Factsheet on Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new report on Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) and its particular targeting of individuals who seek to exercise their freedom of religion or belief:

Iran’s Supreme Court declares Christians innocent ahead of nuclear negotiations

Iran’s Supreme Court declares nine Christians “not guilty” of leading house churches.

Mob burns police station in Pakistan

A mob in Pakistan burned a police station and four police posts over the weekend.

NEPAL | Pastor Sentenced to Two Years in Prison 

Pastor Keshav Raj Acharya of the Abundant Harvest Church in Pokhara, Nepal, was sentenced to two years in prison and fined by the Dolpa District Court on Nov. 30.

Sixteen Pastors in India Falsely Accused of Disturbing the Peace

On November 13, 16 Christian pastors in India were falsely accused of disturbing the peace.

80 Children Rescued from Terrorist Training Camps in Uganda

According to police, over 80 children were rescued this past week from various terrorist recruitment centers around Uganda.

Members of Early Rain Qingcaodi Church Arrested by Chinese Police

On Wednesday, November 17, many Christian members of Early Rain Qingcaodi Church in Deyang, China were arrested by the Deyang police.

Terrorists Recaptured After Prison Break in Kenya

Three convicted terrorists, one of whom took part in the Garissa University attack that killed 148 people in 2015, were recaptured on Thursday after they escaped from a maximum security prison in Nairobi, the director of criminal investigations said.

Churches in Zamfara State, Nigeria, Threatened With Attack Unless They Close

Churches in Zamfara State, northern Nigeria, have been threatened with attack unless they close down and stop meeting for worship.

Gunmen Kill 12 in Attacks on Nigeria’s Irigwe Community

Twelve people have been killed in two separate attacks on the Irigwe community in Plateau State, Nigeria.

Churches in Madhya Pradesh, India, Forced to Cancel Sunday Services

Churches in the Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh, India, have complained of being forced to cancel services owing to a crackdown on allegedly unlawful conversion activities.

Church Burned Down After Further Military Shelling of Thantlang, Myanmar

A church was burned down following further shelling by the Tatmadaw (Myanmar military) on the already deserted town of Thantlang in Christian-majority Chin State on 25 November.

Australian House of Representatives Urges Government to Recognise Armenian Genocide

The Australian House of Representatives has passed a motion urging the federal government to officially recognise the Armenian Genocide.

Vietnam: Great Suffering Amidst Deepening Darkness

Christians comprise 9.43 percent of the population of Vietnam (Catholics, 7.7 percent; Protestants, 1.3 percent; plus Independents).
USCIRF News Digest - November 30, 2021

DATE CHANGE: Democracy and Religious Freedom Event

Christians comprise 9.43 percent of the population of Vietnam (Catholics, 7.7 percent; Protestants, 1.3 percent; plus Independents).

Hearing: State-Sanctioned Religious Freedom Violations and Coercion by Saudi Arabia and Iran

Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a virtual hearing that will examine the effects on freedom of religion or belief of the endorsement and imposition of a singular interpretation of religion by the governments of Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Pastor in Nepal Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Violating Anti-Conversion Law

Nepalese Christians Fear Further Use of Anti-Conversion Law

Not all Christians are fleeing the Taliban

After the Taliban cemented its control over Afghanistan, many Christians fled.

Three Children among 10 Christians Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria

Same county attacked twice in one week.



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