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 July 2, 2022


Laotian widow under house arrest for leading villagers to Christ

A 45-year-old widow in Laos was sharing Jesus with her village — and paid for it with her freedom.

TAJIKISTAN: "We will no longer register any new Churches"

Senior state religious affairs official Sulaymon Davlatzoda told Protestant
leaders in late May: "We will no longer register any new Churches.

Middle East Christian Converts Receive Bullet Death Threats

Christian charity Help The Persecuted recently discovered that a young man who had been living in one of their Safe Houses in the Middle East received a bullet in the post with a note saying:

IRF Summit does little for persecuted Christians in Nigeria

The second annual International Religious Freedom Summit concludes in the U.S. capital today.

ICC Cites Afghanistan, Fulani Militants, and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as Worst Persecutors

International Christian Concern (ICC) today revealed its annual “Persecutor of the Year Awards” report at the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington D.C.

USCIRF News Digest - June 28, 2022

Attack on Church in Southwest Nigeria Remains a Mystery

 Perpetrators, number of slain still unclear.

Christian Family Attacked in Pakistan

Earlier this year, a mob of Muslims attacked a Christian family. The incident was the culmination of escalating events.

Egyptian Christian Faces 5 Years in Prison

In September, a Christian man in Egypt may be condemned to five years in prison for activity on social media and material stored on his phone. 

Interfaith Marriage Ruled Constitutional

In March, ICC reported on how the leading Muslim clerical body in Indonesia declared an interfaith marriage between a Catholic man and a Muslim woman invalid.

Hmong Christian Family Loses Citizenship Rights due to Faith

Officials in Nghe An province, Vietnam stripped ethnic Hmong Christian Xong Ba Thong and his family of citizenship rights on June 4.

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin - RLPB 651

* INDIA [RLPB 647 (1 June)], after authorities threatened pastors in Basti district of Uttar Pradesh; and pastors were arrested for ‘conversions’ in Karnataka (which has an anti-conversion law) and Goa (which does not – yet).

Two Nigerian Women Kidnapped From Chibok School Found After Eight Years

Two women, who were among hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from the Nigerian town of Chibok eight years ago, have been found.

Pakistan Sets Up Task Force to Implement Rights of Minorities

A task force is to be set up in Pakistan to oversee the implementation of the rights of minorities, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced on June 15.

Christian Family in Vietnam Forced From Their Home Village

A Christian family in Vietnam’s Nghe An province have been forced from their home village for refusing to re-convert to a local animist religion.

Committee Restoring Property to Christians in Iraq Expands as Case Numbers Rise

The committee that is overseeing the return of buildings and properties stolen in Iraq from Christians and members of another minority group has been expanded.

New Draft of Tunisia Constitution Does Not Name Islam as State Religion

A new draft of Tunisia’s constitution does not name Islam as the North African country’s state religion.

Nigerians flee to cities amid extremist violence

Extremist violence in northern Nigeria threatens the existence of rural communities.




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