CIC Persecution News Headlines

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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending June 18, 2022


China: Minister An Yankui of Zion Reformed Church charged with “crossing the border illegally”

Guo Juan, the wife of Zion Reformed Church coworker Zhang Chenghao, disclosed yesterday that Zhang Chenghao’s representative attorney recently met with her husband at Xiaoyi Detention Center.

Leader of Chinese bible church detained and fined for hosting gathering

On June 2, Yueyang public security officers gave Huang Lei, the leader of “Yueyang Lou District Rock Bible House Church,” a 10-day detention and a fine of 500 yuan (~$74) because Huang hosted a gathering of over 180 Christians.

Remember Vietnam and Nigeria in prayer

Pray for justice in Vietnam

USCIRF Delegation Travels to Nigeria to Assess Religious Freedom Conditions 

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Commissioner Frederick A. Davie along with USCIRF staff traveled to Abuja, Nigeria from June 4-11 to meet with Nigerian and U.S. government officials, religious communities, civil society representatives, and human rights defenders to assess religious freedom conditions and discuss threats facing Nigerians of a range of faiths and worldviews.

Christian Family Targeted by Mob in Turkey

CCTV video footage shows several Muslims attacking an Assyrian Christian family in Turkey’s Mardin village.

Police in India Assault, Charge Pastor for Family Devotional

Officers tie him to tree and beat him, sources say.

Event - An Unflinching Voice: USCIRF's Impact on International Religious Freedom

Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a discussion on USCIRF’s current work and key policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress.

Christian community not immune from Haiti’s turmoil

Desperation grows daily in Haiti. Gang violence killed nearly 200 people in one month, and kidnappings are a constant threat.

Christian in Pakistan Wrongly Jailed without Trial, Lawyer Says Islamist bias results in four years without bail.

A young Christian in Pakistan has spent more than four years in jail on a false blasphemy charge as courts have delayed processes due to Islamist bias and discrimination against him, his attorney said.

Nigeria's Army Questioned as Militants Kill Dozens of Christians

Pressure mounts on the Nigerian government to explain the military’s role in attacks by suspected Islamic Fulani militants against Christians in the northern Kaduna State that left at least 32 dead.

Myanmar Army Destroys Hundreds of Christian Homes

Myanmar’s ruling military has destroyed hundreds of Christian homes homes in recent days while fighting perceived threats to its power base, Christian aid workers told BosNewsLife.

Egypt Charges Muslim With Killing Christian

Egyptian authorities have charged a Muslim man with the murder of 30-year-old Egyptian Christian Kyrillos Megally, who died in hospital on June 7, three days after being attacked.

Christian Family Attacked in Turkey

A Christian family is recovering after an attack by dozens of Muslims in south-eastern Turkey before a historic church service in the area, Christians confirmed.

Violence continues in Pakistan despite TTP ceasefire

The Pakistani Taliban (TTP) has announced an indefinite ceasefire with Islamabad. The deal could allow TTP fighters to establish their own emirate in Pakistan.

Police Arrest Leaders of a Caliphate Rally in Indonesia

Police in Indonesia have arrested the leaders of an Islamic extremist group and charged them with treason following a recent motorcycle rally calling for an Islamic caliphate.

Indian Government Denies Evidence of Persecution

Last week, on June 2, the US Department of State released its annual country-specific reports on international religious freedom in 2021. 

Deradicalization Courses for Ex-Jihadists in Niger

Last Monday, authorities reported that over 40 former Boko Haram members had taken and completed a deradicalization and professional training course in southeast Niger.

Myanmar Villagers Live in Fear From Junta Raids

Thousands of villagers, including many Christians from Myanmar’s central regions, are living in fear as the military junta continues torching hundreds of homes.

Nigeria: Falling Apart

BENUE: Early on Sunday morning 12 June, terrorists stormed Igama village in the Edumoga Ehaje community in Okpokwu Local Government Area (LGA) of Nigeria's mixed but mostly Christian Benue. 

Commentary & Analysis - Vietnam Floats Draconian New Religion Decrees

Proposed high fines, shutdowns and onerous regulations submitted for feedback.

Pakistani Court Upholds Death Sentence for Two Christian Men Accused of “Blasphemy”

The Lahore High Court has upheld the death sentence of two brothers, both Christians, for alleged “blasphemy.”

More Than 30 Killed in Attacks on Christian Community in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Attacks by suspected Fulani militants on a Christian community in Kaduna State, Nigeria, have left 32 dead.

Bishop and Three Evangelists Seized in Separate Kidnappings in Nigeria

A bishop from the Church of Nigeria and three evangelists have been kidnapped by separate gangs in Nigeria.

Muslim Man Charged With Murder of Egyptian Christian

A Muslim man has been charged with the murder of 30-year-old Egyptian Christian Kyrillos Megally, who died in hospital on 7 June, three days after being attacked with a cleaver.

Historic Church Service in Mardin, Turkey, Marred by Attack on Christian Family

A Christian family were attacked in a village in Mardin province, south-eastern Turkey, shortly before a church service on Sunday, June 5.

Hundreds of Homes Razed in Historic Christian Village by Myanmar Military

Hundreds of homes in a historic Christian village in the Sagaing Region of Myanmar have been burned down in a renewed attack by the military (Tatmadaw).

Nigeria persecution hits record-setting pace

2022 is on pace to be a record year for violence against Christians in Nigeria.

Muslim Father Kills Daughter on Day She Converts

Woman dies after being stabbed in the eyes.

US: Inquiry underway for Uvalde school shooting

An inquiry into the Uvalde elementary school shooting has begun behind closed doors.

Killer of Coptic Priest in Egypt Sentenced to Death

Convict said to have shouted jihadist slogan as he stabbed clergyman.




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