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 30, 2022


UK: Christian college ends support of Christian ministry after complaint from 'humanists'

Cancels future cooperation with famed Operation Christian Child

Gospel outreach bypassing hostile Mideast authorities through smart phones

Programming from distribution network 'virtually uncensorable'

Canada: Military Chaplains will be Booted unless they're pro-Gay

This Week At ChinaAid: A Treacherous Trip Across Central America For A Persecuted Family!

Egypt: Young Coptic Christian Shot 22 Times

Four Unidentified Masked Men Killed the Young Man at Work

Russian Protestants pray for end to Ukrainian invasion

Powerful leaders in the Russian Orthodox Church continue their support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Herdsmen and Others Kill 18 Christians in Northern Nigeria

Assailants burn down 92 homes.

Afghanistan turmoil leaves widows, orphans behind

The Taliban have accused Pakistan of conducting airstrikes against Afghan cities.

Eritrean authorities arrest 29 Christians

 In March, Eritrean security forces raided a Christian prayer meeting and arrested 29 believers. 

EGYPT | 239 Churches/Places of Worship Legalized

The government committee that oversees the legalization of churches in Egypt granted legal status to 239 churches and places of worship following a meeting on April 20 chaired by Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly.

CUBA | Government Threats Result in Cancelled Prayer Event

A prayer event focused on support for mothers and wives of political prisoners was cancelled after the Cuban government repeatedly threatened organizers and families of political prisoners who planned to participate. 

21Wilberforce Speak Freedom Alert

USCIRF releases annual report, media shrugs

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom just released its annual report, which recommends U.S. foreign policy.

Indian Pastor Tortured in Police Custody

Last Saturday, a Christian Pastor was tortured for nearly 24 hours in police custody. He was arrested on false charges of conversion activities in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. 

China: House Church Members Raided after Easter Baptism

 After a house church in China’s coastal province held a baptism in the ocean during the Easter weekend, the members were raided by local police and asked to submit personal information.

Indonesian Christian Politician Gets Five-Month Sentence for Hate Speech

On April 19, an Indonesian court convicted Ferdinand Hutahaean, a Protestant politician, with charges of hate speech for making insulting remarks about Islam on social media. 

Fulani Militants Launch Coordinated, Deadly Attacks in Central Nigeria

An ICC correspondent in Nigeria reported that on the evening of April 11, militant Fulani herders attacked the central Nigerian village of Semaka.

April Update. Including India, Iran, Algeria, Cuba, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sudan

INDIA [RLPB 640 (6 April)], where Hindu nationalists are using the issue of conversion to Christianity as a wedge to divide and conquer traditionally Congress-allied tribal peoples and draw the traditionally Congress-voting tribal animists into the vote-bank of the anti-conversion BJP.

USCIRF News Digest - April 26, 2022

Turkey Sentences Human Rights Advocate Osman Kavala to Life in Prison 

 A Turkish court has sentenced Osman Kavala, a philanthropist and human rights activist, to life imprisonment for allegedly “attempting to overthrow the government.” 

SUDAN | Church Leader Imprisoned After Being Attacked

An Evangelical Lutheran Church leader was convicted on April 25 of "disturbing the peace" and sentenced to one month’s imprisonment after he was attacked by extremists during a church service in the Al Haj Abdalla Locality of Gezira State on April 10.

ICC Commends the Release of USCIRF's 2022 Report 

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) published its 2022 Annual Report on Monday with recommendations to the U.S. Department of State regarding the status of international religious freedom around the world. 

USCIRF Releases 2022 Annual Report with Recommendations for U.S. Policy

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released its 2022 Annual Reportdocumenting developments during 2021, including significant regress in countries such as Afghanistan and the Central African Republic (CAR). USCIRF’s 2022 Annual Report provides recommendations to enhance the U.S. government’s promotion of freedom of religion or belief abroad.   

Editorial: USCIRF Report a Helpful Reminder, but May Also Create Problems

The annual report of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) can be a helpful reminder about the persecution faced by our brothers and sisters.

Egypt Releases Nine Christians Imprisoned for Peaceful Protest

Nine Egyptian Christians who were arrested after a peaceful protest have been released.

Christians in Afghanistan Still at Risk of Death for Apostasy

The annual report of the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), released on April 25, has argued that Christians in Afghanistan are still at risk.

Persecution of Myanmar Christians Likened to Rohingya Genocide

The persecution of ethnic-minority Christians by the Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) has been likened to the genocide perpetrated against the Rohingya.

Sudanese Pastor Given One-Month Sentence for “Disturbing the Peace”

A pastor in Gezira State, Sudan, has been sentenced to serve one month in prison for “disturbing the peace” after an attack by Islamist extremists.

Christian Convert Arrested in Iran After House Raid

An Iranian Christian convert was arrested following a raid of his house by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS).

Attacked Pastor in Sudan Sentenced to Month in Jail

Muslim extremists assaulted three Christians during worship.

Young Mother in Uganda Knifed on Easter for Becoming Christian

Muslim husband has absconded, sources say.

International Day of Prayer and Fasting for North Korea's FREEDOM

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to join a very special prayer service with North Korean defector pastors and others to launch the International Day of Prayer and Fasting for North Korea's FREEDOM which will be held around the world on April 28th.  

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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