CIC Persecution News Headlines

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 1 Corinthians 12:26a

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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending August 6, 2022


This Week At ChinaAid: Discussing Gao Zhisheng With Nancy Pelosi In Taiwan

When Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in Taiwan earlier this week, she was handed a book about Gao Zhisheng's torture and listened to details about his situation.

USCIRF Releases New Report Highlighting Religious Freedom in Pakistan 

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

China: Police summon Early Rain minister due to COVID-19 prevention

On Tuesday morning, two police officers from Longquanyi District Damian Police Station summoned preacher Wu Wuqing from his home under the excuse that Mr. Wu did not do a COVID test.

China: Trial scheduled for Pastor An Yankui

Pastor An Yankui of Zion Reformed Church in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, and his co-worker Zhang Chenghao were arrested and imprisoned for the crime of “illegally crossing the national border” after leaving China through standard border procedures at the airport. 

China: “Too horrible to contemplate”: Zhang Haitao sends suspicious letter from prison

After four years of preventing his family from meeting with him and denying correspondence for two years, Zhang Haitao's family recently received another letter from him in prison.

Nigeria: Please continue to pray for Professor Tarfa, his wife and the Du Merci children

Thank you for your continued prayers and support for Professor Tarfa, his wife Mercy and the children of the Du Merci orphanages in Nigeria.

Muslim Extremists in Uganda Kill Evangelist at His Home

Christian held open-air events citing the Koran.

Children among Christians Slain in Attacks in Two States in Nigeria

Fulani herdsmen working with Islamic extremist terrorist groups, sources say.

Cemeteries of Religious Minorities Targeted in Turkey

Radicals have targeted another minority cemetery this month in Turkey. On July 15, a Jewish community discovered that their local cemetery in the Haskoy neighborhood of Istanbul had sustained serious damage. 

USCIRF News Digest - August 3, 2022


Christians Prevented from Worshipping in Burkina Faso

According to Aid to the Church in Need International, Catholic churches in Burkina Faso are suffering interference by Islamic groups in the country.

Rights Groups Protest Kidnappings in Pakistan

Yesterday, human rights groups in Pakistan gathered to protest the ongoing kidnapping and forced conversion of young minority girls in the country.

Nigeria: Two Chibok Girls Found Eight Years After Abduction

After over 8 years in captivity, two more Chibok school girls have been rescued.

Burkina Faso: Terrorism Generates Christian Crisis

a country long known for its communal harmony and religious openness – is 63.2 percent Muslim (mostly moderate Sunnis), 31.5 percent Christian (mostly Catholic), 4.2 percent African Traditional Religions, and one percent ‘other’ [2018 estimate]. 

Editorial: Religious Freedom Rolled Back in Sudan

The prosecution of four Christian converts from Islam under an apostasy law abolished two years ago seems to confirm concerns about a return to Islamism by the government in Sudan.

Three Nigerian Christian Women Found, Eight Years After Kidnapping From Chibok School

Three Nigerian Christian women kidnapped as teenagers by Boko Haram Islamist terrorists from a school in Chibok eight years ago have been found.

Four Sudanese Christian Converts Charged With Apostasy Under Previously Abolished Law

Four Sudanese Muslim-background believers have been charged with apostasy under a law previously abolished.

Four Christians Detained After Arrests in Neyshabur, Iran

Security forces in Iran have detained four Christian converts from Islam following a raid on a “house church” meeting on Sunday, June 26.

Seven Christians Killed in Islamist Attack in Plateau State, Nigeria

Seven Christians were killed in an attack by suspected Fulani militants in Plateau State on Sunday, July 31.

Abducted Church Minister Killed but Another Escapes in Kaduna, Nigeria

One of two church ministers abducted on July 15 in Kaduna State, Nigeria, has been killed by his captors, while the other was able to escape.




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