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 February 5, 2022

"Mayflower" Church faces an uncertain future; ChinaAid deploys efforts for solutions

A group of 60 members of a Puritan-influenced church, Shenzhen Holy Reformed Church, also referred to as the Mayflower Church, relocated to Jeju Island in South Korea in 2019 to avoid the Chinese Communist Party’s repressive education policies and anti-religious propaganda.

Secret trial scheduled for Christian who posted an encouraging message online

The Chinese government scheduled a secret trial against Christian Gao Heng on February 11. Brother Gao is a Christian of Guangzhou Bible Reformed Church. He was charged with “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”.

Chinese pastor harassed for six years after his release from custody

Recently, Huang Yizi, the pastor of Feng Wo Tang Church, disclosed to independent media that he had been relentlessly harassed in the past 6 years since his release.

Please continue to pray for Burma/Myanmar

Today we pray for the people of Myanmar/Burma, a year on from the military coup which plunged innocent civilians into a humanitarian crisis.

This Week At ChinaAid: Pastor John Cao's Latest Poem From Prison

We're so thankful for your prayers and support of the persecuted faithful across China.

NIGERIA | Binniyat Released From Prison

Journalist and spokesperson for the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), Luka Binniyat, was released from prison Feb. 3 after succeeding in meeting challenging bail terms stipulated by a Federal High Court in the capital of Nigeria’s Kaduna state.

CHINA | Pro-Beijing Hong Kong Media Criticizes Religious Leaders

The pro-Beijing newspaper Tai Kung Pao, controlled by the Liaison Office of the Central Government in Hong Kong, has issued articles criticizing “Western” religions and Falun Gong, and attacking religious leaders and teachers for inciting people to participate in demonstrations.

China Hopes Olympic Glory Will Hide Persecution

The winter Olympic games begin today (February 4) in Beijing.

Pakistani priest shot and killed

Unknown assailants shot and killed a Christian priest in Pakistan’s city of Peshawar.

Extremist violence surges in Pakistan/Afghanistan

Insurgents killed 10 soldiers in Southwest Pakistan during a January 25 shootout.

CUBA | Cuban Denominational President Detained

The President of the Christian Reformed Church of Cuba was detained Feb. 1.

Pakistan: ‘Attack on pastors illustrative of increasing pressure’, say Christians

A Pakistani pastor was killed and another wounded Sunday in an attack outside their church in northwestern Peshawar.

KAZAKHSTAN: 127 administrative prosecutions in 2021

In 127 known administrative prosecutions in 2021, 111 individuals (one twice), two charities, two schools and one company were punished for worship meetings, offering religious literature and items (including online), sharing or teaching faith, posting religious material online, or praying in mosques.

Four Travelers Killed in Kenya After Vehicle Hits an Explosive

Christian Community Remains Vulnerable to Future Attacks

SHOCKING Number of Christians KILLED Every Day

16 Christians are murdered every single day because of their faith.

Christian Apologist Beaten Unconscious in Kampala, Uganda

Muslim extremists tried to kill him prior to debate, he says.

Thirteen Killed in Bus Bombing by Suspected Al-Shabaab Terrorists

Thirteen passengers were killed and others were severely injured on January 31 in northeastern Kenya after their public service vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device.

Gunmen Target Clergymen in Pakistan: One Murdered, Another Injured

Gunmen targeted two priests traveling home from church in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on January 30, killing one and injuring the other.

Radical Hindu Nationalists Attack Pastor’s Family in India

Radical Hindu nationalists attacked a Christian Pastor and his family in their home on January 14. The radicals stormed into the house around 10 p.m. when the family was about to go to bed.

29 Killed in Stampede During Church Robbery

On January 19, 2022, a Liberian street gang attempted to rob a church event while funds were being collected.

India: Christians attacked in J&K's Jammu Division

Intolerant Hindu nationalism is rising in the majority-Hindu Jammu Division of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Consequently, so too is persecution.

Eleven Killed During Early Morning Attack in Christian-Majority Southern Kaduna State, Nigeria

Eleven people were killed when gunmen attacked a community in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area (LGA) of Christian-majority southern Kaduna State, Nigeria on Sunday 30 January.

Boko Haram Kills Four and Abducts at Least 24 in Fresh Attacks on Christian Community in Chibok, Nigeria

Boko Haram militants abducted at least 24 Christians – 22 women and girls along with two men – and killed four men in three separate attacks in Chibok Local Government Area (LGA), Borno State, Nigeria.

Iranian Christians Protest Against Denial of Right to Education to Converts and Children

A group of Iranian Christians previously imprisoned for their faith have released a statement protesting against the denial of the right to education to Farsi-speaking Christians in Iran.

Pakistani Human Rights Group Calls for End to Discrimination Against Religious Minorities

A human rights body has launched a campaign to raise awareness of discriminatory advertisements for the recruitment of sanitary workers in Pakistan.

USCIRF News Digest - February 1, 2022

USCIRF Calls for Accountability of Tatmadaw at One Year Anniversary of Coup in Burma

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today marked the first anniversary of the coup by the Burmese military - known as the Tatmadaw - that overthrew the quasi-democratic civilian government and plunged the country into chaos and violence.

Barnabas Fund Mourns Pakistani Christian Pastor Shot Dead Near Peshawar

The well-known verse seems to have an extra depth of meaning for the tragic death of William Siraj on Sunday 30 January.

PAKISTAN | Christian Priest Killed

A Christian priest was shot dead in Peshawar, northern Pakistan, when the vehicle he was traveling in was attacked by unidentified assailants Jan. 30.

16 Christians die for their faith each day

Today, 16 of our Christian sisters and brothers will be murdered.

Lay Pastor Slain, Priest Wounded in Peshawar, Northwestern Pakistan

Unknown gunmen attack them on street.

Fulanis Kill 11 Christians in Attack in Northern Nigeria, Sources Say

Following other assaults, 20 houses burned.




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