CIC Persecution News Headlines

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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending April 9, 2022


This Week At ChinaAid: A New, Encouraging Update From The Mayflower Church

"God's Amazing Protection And Grace Over Chinese Churches"

Coptic Priest Fatally Stabbed on Egyptian Street

An Egyptian Coptic Orthodox priest of Alexandria was stabbed several times in the neck and died en route to the hospital on April 7.

Christian YouTuber in Indonesia Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on April 6, an Indonesian Christian YouTuber was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a viral YouTube video that allegedly offended Muslims across Indonesia.

China/South Korea: Pilgrim's Progress: "Maybe God has his wonderful will for us with this arrangement..."

Elder Nong Jiafeng of the Mayflower Church provided another update in the aftermath of the church’s wave of COVID infections.

Pakistan will hold no-confidence vote to remove PM Khan

On Sunday, the Pakistani Parliament brought a no-confidence motion to unseat Prime Minister Imran Khan.

CUBA | Pastor Sentenced to Prison

A Cuban pastor detained on July 11, 2021 in the town of Palma Soriano during nationwide peaceful protests was sentenced to eight years in prison, according to a document sent by the Permanent Mission of Cuba in Geneva to the United Nations (UN).

Muslim Sheikh Poisoned after Converting to Christianity

Wife and children leave him for becoming 'infidel.'

ICC Welcomes Passage of the BURMA Act by U.S. House BURMA Act of 2021 Cleared the House of Representatives, En Route to the Senate

International Christian Concern (ICC) welcomes last night’s passage of the “Burma Unified through Rigorous Military Accountability Act of 2021,” or the BURMA Act, (H.R. 5947) by the U.S. House of Representatives.  

China: Taiyuan Zion Reformed Church raided— seven Christians questioned

During Sunday service on April 3, local authorities raided Zion Reformed Church. 

USCIRF News Digest - April 6, 2022

NIGERIA | Nigerian Humanist Society President Sentenced to Prison

The president of the Nigerian Humanist Society, Mubarak Bala, was convicted on April 5 of 18 counts of causing a public disturbance under Sections 210 and 114 of the Kano State Penal Code and sentenced to 24 years in prison by a High Court in Kano state, Nigeria.

China/South Korea: Pilgrim's Progress: Comfort and the next generation

ChinaAid received another update from Pastor Pan and the Mayflower Church. 

Armed Terrorists Kill Christians near Kaduna City, Nigeria

Three slain on March 31, two kidnapped.

Nigerian Army Unit Watched as Militants Burned Christian Houses Last Night

Three slain on March 31, two kidnapped.

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.

Coptic Christian Stabbed While Attempting to Save Son From Muslim Neighbor

A Coptic Christian was stabbed several times after trying to save his son from a Muslim neighbor holding the 17-year-old against his will.

Two Pastors Jailed in Central India

Yesterday, two Christian pastors were jailed on alleged forced conversion charges in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

India: Pastors on Death List in South Chhattisgarh

In January a public notice written in the Hindi language appeared in Chhattisgarh's south-western Bijapur District. 

Chinese messaging app censors the word "Christ"

 Since the Chinese Communist Party’s “Measures for the Administration of Internet Religious Information Services” came into effect on March 1, Christian WeChat accounts and groups became the main area of suppression.

China: Li Yu prohibited from visiting doctor during house arrest

Recently, Li Yu, a human rights activist, suffered a severe and constant cough due to complications from asthma.

China: All five Christians from Taiyuan Zion Reformed Church released

On March 27, Zhang Ligong and Wang Runyun of Taiyuan Zion Reformed Church were released from prison.

China: Chen Wensheng released from 15 day detention

Two days ago, street evangelist Chen Wensheng was released after serving seven-day administrative detention and eight days in a drug rehab center.

Unrest upends Sri Lanka

Massive protests and a state of emergency continue in Sri Lanka.

Turkish government concerned by Christian evangelism

Turkey has regularly expelled Protestant missionaries since 2018.

Editorial: Pray for Christians in the Muslim World During the Month of Ramadan

The Islamic month of Ramadan began on April 2 and will conclude on Sunday, May 1.

Fulani Extremism and Violence in Nigeria Driven by Islamist Ideology

More than 13,000 people have been killed in attacks by Fulani extremists between 2009 and 2021, according to a recent report.

Church Minister Among 45 People Abducted in Niger State, Nigeria

More than 13,000 people have been killed in attacks by Fulani extremists between 2009 and 2021, according to a recent report.

Nine Egyptian Christians Arrested After Protesting for Right to Rebuild Church

Nine Egyptian Christians have been arrested after a peaceful protest against the refusal of the Egyptian authorities to grant permission to rebuild a church.

Assaulted Pastor in India Faces Baseless Charges, Death Threats

Leader of closed church still recovering from injuries.

Chinese churches register for approval after new internet law

China’s new internet law went into effect on March 1, laying out new regulations for internet use – including religious content.

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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