CIC Persecution News Headlines

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


INDIA | Pastor Murdered in Chhattisgarh 

A 50-year-old Christian pastor was murdered by a group of around 50 masked men in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh on the evening of March 17.

This Week At ChinaAid: CCP Working On 'Auditing' Religious Information

CCP Officials Working To Enforce New Internet Restrictions 

Turkey deports almost 200 Protestants since 2018

Since 2018, Turkey has forced nearly 200 Protestant clergy and their families to leave the country.

Bibles arrive as China locks down

A shipment of Bibles and Christian books reaches believers in China amid harsh coronavirus lockdowns.

PAKISTAN | Hindu Girl Killed After Resisting Abduction Attempt

An 18-year-old Hindu girl was shot and killed in Pakistan’s Sindh province after she resisted an attempted abduction on March 21.

Egypt: Copt stabbed seven times by neighbour who’d lured in his son

An Egyptian Christian was stabbed multiple times when he tried to rescue his son who was held against his will by a Muslim neighbour in Alexandria.

Mob storms Sri Lankan church

In early March, a group of 600 people broke into a Sri Lankan church, Mercy Gate Chapel.

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill 32 Christians in Northern Nigeria

200 houses destroyed in attack in Kaduna state.

Believers in Belarus and Russia pray for Ukraine

Russia’s president is determined to take over Ukraine, but that doesn’t mean all Russian people share the same view.

Many Afghan Christians displaced from their homes

In Afghanistan, the Taliban might forgive members of the former government or people who worked with Western forces.

Editorial: Pakistan’s Christians Are an Example and a Witness to Their Nation

“One could imagine the violent reaction and level of destruction if a non-Muslim was behind such an act.”

Two Shot Dead in Myanmar Christian Village as Soldiers Set Fire to Church Building

Two people were killed and a church building set on fire in a Tatmadaw (Myanmar military) raid on Chaung Yoe, a Christian village in Sagaing Region.

USCIRF News Digest - March 22, 2022

More Than 40 Christians Abducted From Village in Kaduna State, Nigeria

More than 40 residents of a Christian village in Kaduna State in Nigeria’s Middle Belt have been abducted in a raid by suspected Fulani militants.

US Declares Violence Against Myanmar Religious Minority ‘Genocide’

In a long-awaited but welcomed move, the Biden Administration has finally declared the attacks by the Myanmar military (the Tatmadaw) in 2017 against the Rohingya ethnic and religious minority, a genocide. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken made the announcement this morning at the symbolically chosen US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Myanmar military steps up attacks on civilians

While the world watches Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the military of Myanmar has increased airstrikes and artillery fire against civilians.

Insurgents Attack ‘Center of Christianity’ in Nigerian State

More than 20 people were killed as Christian communities were under heavy attack in a Southern Kaduna city in Nigeria on Sunday night.

Christian Pastor Murdered in Central India

Yalam Sankar, a Christian pastor, has been brutally murdered in Angampalli village, Bijhapur district of Chhattisgarh state, Central India.

China: Two of the Detained House Church Teachers in Wuhu Released

Two of the four house church teachers in Wuhu, Anhui Province, arrested and charged with carrying out “illegal business operations” last August were released on bail, although the other two are still incarcerated.

Nigeria: More Christians Kidnapped and Killed in Kaduna

At 12:30am on Thursday 17 March, Fulani militants attacked the predominantly Christian village of Agunu Dutse in Kachia Local Government Area (LGA) in Kaduna's south-west.

Uganda: Family Sprayed with Acid for Leaving Islam

Upset over conversions to Christianity, hardline Muslims in an area of eastern Uganda this month sprayed a newly Christian family with acid and beat a former mosque leader, sources said.

USCIRF Welcomes State Department’s Determination of Genocide Committed by Burmese Military Against Rohingya

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) applauds the announcement by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken that the Biden Administration has determined that the atrocities committed by the Burmese military, known as the Tatmadaw, against the Rohingya constitute genocide and crimes against humanity.

China: A powerful prayer request as CCP control tightens

"We believe teaching children is the parent’s privilege given by God ..."

Islamic extremism spreads through Uganda

How can Ugandan Christians prepare for what’s coming? Year after year, radical Islamic groups make more headway southwards into Africa.

Christian in Pakistan Arrested, Tortured on Blasphemy Charges

False accusation threatens 54-year-old father's job, retirement fund.

Suspected Herdsmen Kidnap 46 Christians in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Heavily armed terrorists attack as villagers sleep.

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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