02.26.2022

 CIC Persecution News Headlines


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


If one member suffers, all the members suffer …
 1 Corinthians 12:26a

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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending February 26, 2022

 

After the death of Abune Antonios, please pray for Eritrea

It is with great sadness that we come to pray following the death of Abune Antonios, the legitimate leader of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church.

SUDAN | Khartoum Bahri Court Orders Partial Church Demolition

A court in Khartoum Bahri ordered the demolition of part of a church building belonging to the Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church (SPEC) on Feb. 15.

CHINA | House Church Leader Sentenced to Prison

Independent house church leader Pastor Hao Zhiwei was sentenced to eight years in prison on fraud charges by the authorities in Ezhou in China’s central Hubei province.

SUDAN | Church Elder Killed, Religious Buildings Destroyed

A church elder was killed, and several religious buildings were destroyed, on Feb. 14 in a widespread attack on Aneet market on the border of the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei in Sudan and Twic County in South Sudan.

Pastor attacked, killed by Muslim extremist

Believers in Southeast Asia mourn a pastor’s death at the hands of Muslim extremists.

China: Panshi church raided and preacher arrested

On February 19, Mrs. Hao Ying published a prayer request letter and asked fellow Christians to pray for Panshi church, her imprisoned husband Geng Zejun, and other 5 Christians released on bail including herself.

Amid Escalating Fight in Myanmar, a Pastor was Killed

A pastor, who was also a doctor, was killed amid the intense fighting in Moe Bye on the Shan-Kayah state border on February 17.

Fulani Militants Burn Village in Nigeria

Fulani militants killed one person and burned down more than 45 homes in Zamandabo, a village in the Nigerian state of Kaduna on Feb. 8.

Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Church Dies in Detention

Abune Antonios, the head of the Eritrean Orthodox Church, died on February 9 at the age of 94 after spending the last sixteen years of his life under arrest for his faith.

Christian Youth Killed in Pakistan

A Christian man was stabbed to death earlier this week in Lahore, Pakistan.

February Update including Algeria, China, Eritrea, Indonesia, Nigeria, Uganda

INDIA [RLPB 631 (2 Feb)], where Intolerant Hindu nationalism is rising in the majority-Hindu Jammu Division of the majority-Muslim Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

Send an email today and encourage the Mayflower Church!

Thank you for your tireless prayers and support for the brave exiled Mayflower Church in Jeju South Korea. 

Bhutan Coming Out of Hiding

In the picturesque backdrop of the Himalaya Mountains, Bhutan is one of the least reached and most ignorednations, even by 10/40 Window standards.

Murdered for Blasphemy in Pakistan

Muhammad Mushtaq, a mentally unstable Muslim, was murdered by a mob in Punjab, Pakistan the night of Saturday, February 12.

China Restricts Digital Bibles and Online Bible Sales

In recent years, the Chinese government has increasingly restricted the manufacture and sale of digital Bible products.

Imprisoned Hao Zhiwei responds to her son from prison

On February 18, Pastor Hao Zhiwei of a house church located in Ezhou wrote a second letter to her son—Paul, telling him that she has God’s amazing peace with her after being imprisoned and sleeps well in jail.

Surveillance camera installed outside human rights lawyer's home

On February 18, human rights lawyer Lu Siwei exposed on social media that the apartment complex management office sent workers to install a surveillance camera pointed at his door.

CCP-sponsored Bible mistranslates John 8

Did Jesus stone a woman to death?

Pakistani brick kiln owner invites WMI to visit slaves

We recently reported on Pakistan’s brick kilns and the debt bondage used to keep millions of people working at them. The situation amounts to slave labor.

Editorial: US Seizure of Afghan Assets Strategically Incompetent and Morally Reprehensible

US President Joe Biden’s executive order for the seizure of $7 billion in Afghan funds may seem like a good news story – but it is a move strategically incompetent, morally reprehensible and completely unjust.

Baroness Cox Raises “Deep Concern” About Fate of Armenian Churches

Baroness Cox has shared her “deep concern” about the threat to Armenian churches from Azerbaijani forces in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Burkina Faso’s New Military Leader Promises to Tackle Islamist Insurgency

Military leader Paul-Henri Damiba was sworn in as President of Burkina Faso on 16 February, pledging to tackle the Islamist insurgency that has claimed the lives of thousands of civilians and forced more than 1.4 million to flee their homes.

Sri Lankan Pastor Barred From Conducting Worship Services in His Home

A Sri Lankan pastor was served with a notice barring him from holding church services in his home.

USCIRF Calls for Leah Sharibu’s Release on Anniversary of Abduction From Nigerian School

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) marked the fourth anniversary of Leah Sharibu’s abduction at the hands of the Islamist militants on 19 February by renewing calls for her freedom.

Jubilee Campaign Commemorates Fourth Anniversary of Leah Sharibu's Captivity

On this fateful date four years ago, Islamist militant group Boko Haram ambushed Government Girls' Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State, and abducted 110 schoolgirls aged 11-19 years.

 

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