CIC Persecution News Headlines

 News of persecution, human rights violations, and other articles of interest.

If one member suffers, all the members suffer …
 1 Corinthians 12:26a

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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending July 30, 2022


USCIRF Releases Report on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism and Religious Freedom in North Korea

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released the following new report:

This Week At ChinaAid: Guo Feixiong Officially Charged

This week was a sad one as human rights activist Guo Feixiong was officially charged by officials with "inciting subversion of state power" for writing online articles and accepting Radio Free Asia interviews.

Papua attack kills 10, including Indonesian pastor

An Indonesian pastor and nine others died after gunmen attacked a truck on the island of Papua. Elias Erbaye was traveling to a church conference.

Nigeria: Mounting Number of ECWA Christians Abducted, Slain

Six pastors killed, 27 church members kidnapped this year.

New opportunities on China-Russia border

“When one door closes, another one opens.” This old saying is famous because it’s usually true.

USCIRF News Digest - July 26, 2022


Sudan: Darfur Christians in danger following apostasy accusation

In Sudan, four believers from a Muslim background escaped legal persecution earlier this month. 

Russian churches help Ukrainian pastor

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to dominate the headlines. 

Dozens of Christians Kidnapped in Northern Nigeria

Bishop urges mourners of slain priest to remain steadfast.

2 Killed and 12 Injured in Syria Church Rocket Strike

At the crowded inauguration ceremony of a church in Syria yesterday, a rocket attack killed two people and injured 12. 

Catholic Priest Abducted in Nigeria’s Kaduna State was Murdered

Last week, ICC reported on two Catholic priests who were kidnapped in Kaduna State, Nigeria, on Friday, July 15.

DRC President’s Brother-in-Law Accused of Stealing Land from the Church

DRC President Felix Tshisekedi’s brother-in-law has been accused of stealing land by members of the Catholic Church in Kinshasa who called it “state banditry.”

Iran Cracks Down on House Churches

In the Muslim-dominated state of Iran, courts have recently targeted four more Christians for house-church activities.

July Update, incl. Ethiopia, Pakistan, Turkey in Syria, China, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo, Turkey, Uganda


Afghanistan: Taliban takeover anniversary approaches; believers remain in danger

At this time last year, Taliban forces were advancing steadily on Kabul, Afghanistan, after gaining territory all summer.

Hmong Christians in Vietnam Suffering Severe Persecution

Federal authorities do nothing as local officials violate religion law.

Christian Killed after Open-Air Event in Uganda

Assistant pastor also wounded in Islamic extremist attack.




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