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 April 2, 2022


This Week At ChinaAid: Chen Wensheng Thankful To Be Detained For Sharing Jesus

Christian brother Chen Wensheng believes his latest detention and time in a drug rehab center was a rare opportunityfrom God to share the Gospel. 

PAKISTAN | Teacher Murdered by Colleagues 

A teacher at a madrassa in Dera Ismail Khan city in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was murdered by three of her colleagues after she was accused of blasphemy on March 29.

Russian invasion destroys ministry centers in Irpin

 Ukrainian forces say they have retaken the city of Irpin from Russian troops.

Death surrounds believers in Afghanistan

Desperation grows in Afghanistan. Earlier this week, Taliban leaders announced girls older than 12 could no longer attend school, and international media is off the air.

Please pray for God's protection of all religious minorities in Pakistan

 We are called to love others through our actions and to stand alongside those who are suffering – no matter what differences may exist between us.

Communists join with animists, kill pastor in central India

Six masked men in central India this month killed one of 22 Christians a Maoist group had warned to “leave the pastorship,” sources said.

Ethiopia declares truce in Tigray war

 Since November of 2020, civil war has raged between the central Ethiopian government and the northern Tigray province. On March

Priest among 45 Christians Kidnapped in Central Nigeria

Third Roman Catholic clergyman abducted this month.

Radical Group in Indonesia Obstructs Church from Gathering  

A radical group in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia refused to allow the HKBP Church (Huria Kristen Batak Protestant) Betania Rancaekek to worship at its shophouse March 23.  

Another Arab Spring? Protestors line Tunisia streets

You may remember Tunisia as the birthplace of the Arab Spring. A new law and President Kais Saied’s ongoing power grabs dim the small North African country’s hopes for a brighter future.

Editorial: Always Keep on Praying

On Sunday, March 20, suspected Fulani extremists attacked the village of Kagoro, a Christian community in Kaduna State, killing 32 residents.

Indian Supreme Court Rejects Call for State Supervision of Christian Missionaries

The Supreme Court of India has rejected a petition by an extremist group for the creation of a committee to monitor Indian Christian missionaries and local evangelists.

State Assembly of Haryana, India, Passes Anti-Conversion Bill

The state assembly of Haryana, northern India, has passed a bill criminalizing religious conversions solicited through force, fraud, allurement or marriage.

Fifty Nigerians Killed and 100 Abducted in Attacks on Nine Villages in Kaduna State

At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 abducted, including a church minister, when nine villages in Giwa Local Government Area (LGA) of northern Kaduna State, Nigeria were attacked late on March 24 and into the early hours of March 25.

Attack on Kaduna State Community Leaves More Than 30 Nigerian Christians Dead

An attack by gunmen on a Christian community in southern Kaduna State in Nigeria’s Middle Belt has left 34 people dead.

Turkey Has Deported 78 Foreign Pastors in the Last Three Years

Turkey has deported 78 foreign Protestant pastors and their families since the beginning of 2019, according to a report by the Association of Protestant Churches in Turkey.

Officials in Laos Order Christian Family to Remove Evidence of Persecution From Social Media

A Christian family of twelve, driven from their home in southern Laos because of their faith, are being pressurized to remove social media posts describing their ordeal.

Chinese Street Evangelist Detained Again, Sent to Drug Rehab

Chinese street evangelist Chen Wensheng from Hunan province has been detained and released again by the authorities for his ongoing efforts to share the gospel. This time, he was even sent to a drug rehabilitation center for eight days as his “punishment.”

Christian Family Driven Away in Southern Laos Threatened Again

A Christian family attacked and driven away from their home in a religiously-motivated attack last month in Savannakhet province, southern Laos, is again facing threats from the local authorities.

Burma: Junta Sets Places of Worship on Fire in Sagaing Region

During recent raids in Sagaing Region’s Taze Township, the Tatmadaw (Burmese Army) torched a monastery and a Catholic church as they swept through two villages.

13 Soldiers Killed While Battling Jihadism in Burkina Faso

On Monday, March 22, suspected jihadists killed thirteen soldiers in eastern Burkina Faso.

March Update, incl. Burkina Faso, Papua, Nigeria, India, Indonesia, Laos, Uganda

On Friday 18 March jihadists abducted 15 youths from Nagré (no further details available). Nagré is 30km south of Fada N'Gourma on the N18 Hwy which leads to Benin. 

USCIRF News Digest - March 29, 2022

Militants Kill Mourners After Peace Meeting with Nigeria Security

Multiple People Dead in Suspected Fulani Militant Attack 

Afghanistan: Taliban breaks a promise to let girls in school

The Taliban has broken a promise to have girls back in school by March 21.

Turkey moves to isolate Protestant churches

We reported Friday about how Turkey has deported almost 200 Protestant Christian workers since 2018.

Women in India accept Christ, then face persecution

The news today from India is bittersweet. 

Western bias isolates MENA Christians

Have you noticed the Ukraine crisis getting more attention than the Taliban’s reign of terror in Afghanistan or the massive humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen

Christian Pastor Slashed, Shot to Death in Central India

Assailants stating they are Maoists leave note on body.

Terrorists Kill 50 Christians and Abduct 100, including Priest

Church building, homes burned down in Kaduna state, Nigeria.

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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