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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending January 30, 2022


Kenya’s Most Wanted Terrorist Arrested in the DRC

Rashid Mohamed Salim, one of Kenya’s most wanted terrorists, was cornered and captured by local youths on Saturday in a village in the DRC.

CHINA | Over 240 Organizations Call for Human Rights Action

Over 240 human rights organizations have called for action on human rights in China ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics, scheduled to take place Feb. 4-20.

Relevant content about international religious freedom

Afghanistan replaces North Korea atop World Watch List

Yesterday, North Korea fired ballistic missiles into the sea, testing weapons for the sixth time this month. It’s familiar behavior from the dictatorship, famous for oppressing its own people, including Christians.

India: Foreign funding license restored for Missionaries of Charity

We give thanks that the Indian government has restored and renewed the foreign funding licence of Missionaries of Charity – a global order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa in 1950, which runs more than 400 homes dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor, and those who are sick and homeless.

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill 22 Christians in Plateau State, Nigeria

Attack in one village burns down 24 houses.

Former Mosque Leader in Uganda Succumbs to Injuries

Muslim relatives beat him for turning to Christ.

Hostility toward Christians Grows in District in Northern India

Attacks can happen in home worship or shopping for groceries.

Mozambican Terrorist Declares Intent for Global Jihad

A video has surfaced on social media depicting Juma Saide Mussa, a captured rebel leader in Mozambique, confessing jihadist intent behind the country’s ongoing insurgency.

Catholic Church in Kayah State Attacked as Fighting Intensifies

The Burmese Army (Tatmadaw) has continually targeted churches and civilians in Myanmar’s predominantly Christian regions where thousands of people have fled since the February coup last year.

10 Killed in Burkina Faso Amidst Jihadist Uprising

At least 10 civilians were killed in Burkina Faso on Saturday during an attack suspected to have been perpetrated by jihadists.

Christian Teen Abducted and Forcefully Married to 45-Year-Old Muslim Neighbor in Pakistan

According to Morning Star News, a 14-year-old Christian girl in Pakistan was abducted, forcefully converted to Islam, and forcefully married to her 45-year-old Muslim neighbor.

NIGERIA | Journalist Granted Bail

Journalist and spokesperson for the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), Luka Binniyat, was granted bail by a Federal High Court in the capital of Nigeria’s Kaduna state, after spending 84 days in pre-trial detention.

Al-Shabaab Attacks Kenyan Community for the Seventh Time this Month

Government Officials Among Those Injured in Attack

Afghanistan: Two leaders nabbed as Taliban hunts Christians

Following Christ in Afghanistan was risky before the Taliban took over in August. Now, it’s even worse.

Questions follow Burkina Faso coup

Land borders remain closed in Burkina Faso following Monday’s military coup. It’s the region’s third ouster in the past 18 months.

IRAN | Collaborative Report Finds Persistent Violations

A collaborative report by CSW, Article 18, Middle East Concern and Open Doors International, published Jan. 25, finds that violations against Christians in Iran persisted throughout 2021 despite limited positive developments toward the end of the year.

USCIRF News Digest - January 25, 2022

NIGERIA | Journalist's Hearing Delayed Again

A Federal High Court in the capital of Nigeria’s Kaduna state has adjourned the hearing of Luka Binniyat, a journalist and spokesperson for the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), until Jan. 27.

One Person Killed by DR Congo Police During “State of Siege” Protests

Local Population Calls for Increased Security Measures

INDIA | Pastor, Family Brutally Attacked

A pastor and his family were brutally beaten at their home in Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh, India, by unidentified men armed with wooden logs on Jan. 14.

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 630 | January 2022 Update

On Christmas Eve, 24 December, Burmese Army (Tatmadaw) troops, massacred a group of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kayah (formerly Karenni) State.

Islamic Extremist Terrorists Kill, Kidnap Christians in Northeast Nigeria

Two church buildings burned in attack in Chibok area, Borno state.

Two Iranian Christian Converts Released From Prison but One Faces Internal Exile

Two Christian converts were released from prison on January 20 at the conclusion of their one-year prison sentences for membership of a house church, but one of them now faces two years’ internal exile.

Myanmar Military Kill Ten Civilians, Including 13-Year-Old Boy, in Chin State

Myanmar Army troops massacred at least ten civilians whom they had earlier arrested, according to residents of Matupi township, Chin State.

Indian Politician Margaret Alva Calls on Government to Do More to Protect Religious Minorities

A Christian Indian politician has called on the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do more to protect Christians and other religious minorities from extremist groups.

Editorial: Population Growth Demonstrates Significance of African Nations

The population of Africa, currently 1.2 billion, could reach nearly 2.5 billion by the year 2050.

Former Mosque Leader in Uganda Beaten for Faith in Christ

Muslim relatives urged him to return home for years.



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