CIC Persecution News Headlines

 News of persecution, human rights violations, and other articles of interest.

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 1 Corinthians 12:26a

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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending February 18, 2022


This Week At ChinaAid: Don't Let The Olympics Blind You To People Suffering In The Shadows

We're so thankful for your prayers and support of the persecuted faithful across China. Keep reading for the latest on religious freedom, human rights, and the rule of law across China as we endeavor to expose the abuses, encourage the abused, and equip the leaders.

USCIRF Commissioner Tony Perkins Calls for Leah Sharibu’s Freedom on Abduction Anniversary

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today marked the fourth anniversary of Leah Sharibus abduction at the hands of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP). 

Please pray for Reverend Yordanys Díaz Arteaga in Cuba

Today we pray this verse over Christians in Cuba, as a number of church leaders have recently been brought in for interrogation.

New Christian in Uganda Seriously Injured after Church Service

Muslim 20-year-old accepted Christ that morning.

VIDEO: 3 minutes with a Christian inside Afghanistan

“The Taliban are going door-to-door, searching for us, and if they find us, they kill believers on the spot.”

CHINA | Detained House Church Leader Charged

Authorities in Guiyang, in China's southwestern Guizhou province, appear to have charged church elder Zhang Chunlei with an additional charge of "inciting subversion of state power" on top of the charge of fraud he is already facing.

Myanmar military accused of war crimes

Myanmar’s military has murdered civilians and used them as human shields, according to a new human rights report. Soldiers have attacked homes, refugee camps, and even churches.

Evangelist in Uganda Beaten, Tied Up To Be Burned for Converting Muslim relatives attack after funeral.

Muslim relatives of a Christian evangelist on Feb. 6 beat and tied him up to be burned to death after he returned home for a funeral in eastern Uganda, he said.

North Korean Christians Sent to Remote Village for Possessing Bible

For having a Bible, a group of North Korean Christians was sent to remote village with hard labor and limited rations.

Historic Turkish Monastery Converted to Nightclub for Ad

The historic Greek Orthodox monastery of Panagia Soumela, located in Trabzon, Turkey, was the site of a recent advertising video shoot that turned the courtyard into a nightclub

Radical Hindus Destroy 40-Year-Old Catholic Center

Last Saturday, a group of radical Hindus demolished a Catholic house of prayer and hospitality near Mangalore, Southern India.

Authorities Threaten Algerian Church With Closure

A church in the town of Ait Atteli faces threats of closure after the provincial governor submitted a case against the church’s pastor and his father on February 2.

China: New Draconian Measures Come into Force 1 March

Measures on the Administration of Internet Religious Information Services

House church pastor sentenced to eight years

Authorities arrested Mrs. Hao Zhiwei, the pastor of a house church in Ezhou because she refused to join the government-sanctioned Three-Self Church.

Editorial: Egypt and India Uphold Religious Freedom for Christians

The improved situation of Christians in Muslim-majority Egypt is an encouragement to Christians across the world.

Christian Named as President of Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has appointed a Christian, Judge Boulos Fahmy Eskandar, as President of the country’s Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC).

Judge in India Rejects Bid to Block New Church and Highlights Religious Tolerance

A high court judge in India has refused to block the construction of a church in Tamil Nadu state, highlighting the importance of religious tolerance.

Over 150 Pakistani Muslims Face Murder Accusation Following Killing of Christian Shopkeeper

Police in Pakistan have registered a murder case against between 150 and 200 Muslims following the death of Christian shopkeeper Pervez Masih on February 14 in Lahore.

Algerian Church Threatened With Closure

Local officials have begun legal proceedings against church leaders in the province of Tizi Ouzou, Algeria with the aim of closing the church.

China: Secret trial for Christian concluded, awaiting verdict

On February 11, Gao Heng, a Christian attending Guangzhou Bible Reformed Church and a suspect of “provoking trouble and picking quarrels”, was tried secretly.

Roadside bomb kills four in Kenya

On the morning of February 2, a vehicle in Kenya ran over an explosive device planted by terrorist group Al-Shabab. All four occupants were killed.

In Pakistan, millions forced to work in brick kilns

In Pakistan, over 15,000 brick kilns play a significant part in the economy, producing about 45 million bricks per year.

Communist Oppression Beyond China

With the 2022 Winter Olympics underway in Beijing, the world’s attention is focused on China.

PAKISTAN | Mob Kills Muslim Man

A Muslim man said to be suffering from mental illness was killed by a mob in Khanewal, Punjab Province, Pakistan, on Feb. 12 after he was accused of burning pages of the Quran.

India’s Christians Experience Sharp Persecution Increase

Forced Conversion and Blasphemy Accusations Underscore Most Cases

Online Crackdown Threatens Christians in China Draconian measures contravene constitution, attorney says.

Unregistered house churches that have relied on online gatherings and teaching to survive the COVID-19 pandemic and persecution will have that option taken away under draconian measures taking effect on March 1, sources said.

Jubilee Campaign Mourns the Loss of Patriarch Abune Antonios - Arbitrarily Detained for 16 Years and Decries the Ongoing Persecution of Religious Minorities in Eritrea

WASHINGTON DC 11 February 2022 | Patriarch Abune Antonios passed away at the age of 96,while still under detention by Eritrean authorities for protesting the Eritrean regime's  persecution of Christians and refusing to allow the authorities to dictate Church membership.




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