CIC Persecution News Headlines

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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending March 12, 2022


Release of Raif Badawi an Overdue and a Necessary Step for Saudi Arabia

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed relief at the release of Saudi prisoner of conscience Raif Badawi at the conclusion of his 10 year sentence. Badawi was arrested in 2012 over the peaceful expression of his religious beliefs.

This Week At ChinaAid: "2021 might have been one of the worst years for religious freedom..."

China/South Korea: Pilgrims Progress: "Longing for my brother"

Two young members of the Mayflower Church sent letters to a fellow believer in mainland China, Joshua Wang.

Please pray for the indigenous Christian minority women in Mexico who suffer for Christ's name

Last week, many of you joined us for the launch of our new ‘Let her be heard’ report, which looks at the situation of indigenous religious minority women in Mexico.

China: Christian detained after preaching gospel to Xi Jinping

Authorities in Dalian, Liaoning province arrested local Christian Zhou Jinxia after she returned from preaching the gospel to Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan in Beijing.

Catholic Church Worker Killed in Kidnapping of Priest in Nigeria

Christians attacked in Kaduna, Plateau and Niger states.

Controversial Anti-Conversion Law Introduced in Haryana, India

Haryana is 11th Indian State to Introduce the Law 

Pakistan Mosque bombing kills dozens

On Friday morning, a bombing killed at least 57 and injured over 100 more in a Shiite Mosque in Pakistan’s city of Peshawar.

Taliban criticizes Russian invasion of Ukraine

The Taliban has criticized Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calling for “restraint,” and a “peaceful resolution” to the conflict.

China: Christian activist disappeared after raising concerns over "chained woman" case

Li Yu, a Christian human rights activist, was taken away by Zaozhuang police for investigating the Xuzhou chained woman case.

China: Chen Wensheng arrested by national security agents in Yunnan province

On the morning of March 5, national security agents arrested street evangelist Chen Wensheng of Hengyang Xiaoqun Church in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province.

USCIRF News Digest - March 8, 2022

USCIRF Releases New Report Highlighting Religious Freedom in Iraq

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

Christian Convert Assassinated in Iraq Following TikTok Video

20-year-old Convert was the Daughter of Muslim Clergy 

Russian invasion brings threat of persecution to Ukraine

20-year-old Convert was the Daughter of Muslim Clergy 

China: Authorities denied lawyer visitation to Chen Yunfei

On March 3, Christian human rights lawyer couple Mr. Bao Longjun and Mrs. Wang Yu traveled to Chengdu Pidu Detention Center to visit Chen Yunfei, but the detention center rejected the visitation under the excuse that “a verdict has been made for the case.

Pastor Tied to Post, Beaten in Delhi, India

Police slow to act in Hindu extremist attack, he says.

Chinese Woman Detained for Attempting to Share Gospel with Xi Jinping

A Christian woman in China was detained for her repeated attempt to share the good news with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan.

Christian YouTuber Facing Ten-Year Sentence for Criticizing Islam

In August, a Christian Youtuber was arrested in the Badung district of Bali for a viral YouTube video that allegedly offended Muslims across Indonesia.

Three Christians Murdered by Islamic Terrorists in Chibok, Nigeria

Suspected terrorists killed three Christians in the Chibok area of northeastern Nigeria on February 25. The perpetrators are likely members of Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP).

Pastor Assaulted by Hindu Mob

Last Friday, a Christian pastor was assaulted by a mob of radical Hindus in Delhi. The mob accused him of being on a conversion mission and forced him to chant “Jai Sri Ram” or “Glory to Lord Rama”, before attacking him and stealing his bag.

Papua (Indonesia): UN experts call for 'urgent action'

On 1 March three United Nations (UN) human rights experts issued a joint statement claiming, 'Urgent action is needed to end ongoing human rights violations against indigenous Papuans.'

Hardline Muslims Kill Evangelist at Open-Air Event

Speaker cited Koran in campaign in Uganda.

Editorial: Tired of Running

“I am tired of running.” These were the words of Barka Amos, a Nigerian Christian from Kautikari village, Chibok Local Government Area (LGA), Borno State, after yet another Islamist attack.

Three Christians Killed in Islamist Attack in Borno State, Nigeria

Three Christians have been killed in an attack by Islamist militants on the village of Kautikari in Chibok Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State, northern Nigeria.

One Killed as Gunmen Kidnap Church Minister in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Gunmen stormed a church in Kaduna State, Nigeria in the early hours of 8 March and shot dead at least one security guard before kidnapping the church minister Joseph Aketeh.

Iranian Christian’s Request for Retrial Dismissed by Supreme Court

An Iranian Christian convert serving a ten-year prison sentence has been denied his request for a retrial.

PAKISTAN | Increased Protections Called for Shia Community

CSW is calling on the government of Pakistan to increase protections for the country’s Shia Muslim community after at least 63 people were killed and nearly 200 were injured in a suicide bomb attack on a Shia mosque in Kocha Risaldar, Peshawar, Pakistan, on March 4 during Friday prayers.

Afghanistan: Taliban threatens FMI partner

An FMI partner has begun receiving death threats from the Taliban in Afghanistan. They want to kill not only him but his family and extended family as well.

China further restricts religious content on internet

The government of China has announced new internet regulations. Foreigners who post religious material online will need a license to do so.

Church Building Locked, Leaders Arrested in Sudan

Hardline Muslims upset with presence of Christian worship.

CUBA | Religious Leader at Risk of Deportation

A prominent Cuban Baptist leader and his two sons were blocked from boarding a flight to Nicaragua on Feb. 27, leaving them in legal limbo in El Salvador. 




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