CIC Persecution News Headlines
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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending January 21, 2023
We recently received a tragic series of reports from Nigeria, detailing an appalling spate of violence, deaths and abductions targeting Christians and church leaders in particular.
In good news from this week - famous human rights lawyer Tang Jitian re-emerged after 398 days of unjust detainment.
Extremists bombed a Pentecostal church in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), killing 17 and wounding 39.
In Haiti, a judicial oversight board indicted 30 judges for corruption, drunkenness, and a lack of academic qualifications.
Open Doors’ 2023 World Watch List was released yesterday with some surprising changes.
Peru’s government has extended a state of emergencyin the capital, Lima, and surrounding areas.
Church blocked from renting one venue is banned from new site.
Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a virtual hearing on religious freedom and its impact on women’s rights in Iran.
It has been over two months since American missionary pilot Ryan Koher was thrown into a high security prison in Mozambique.
Nigeria moves up to No. 6 among countries with the worst persecution.
Seventeen Christians killed in DRC church bombing, five killed in Myanmar church attack, and church minister burned to death in Nigeria.
On December 30, the Burmese military shelled St. Michael Catholic Church in San Hka village, located in predominately Christian Kachin state.
The USCIRF released an annual report for detailing their key findings for religious persecution issues in Iraq.
International observers are expressing concern this week that Nigeria’s upcoming presidential elections, scheduled for February 25 and followed by gubernatorial elections on March 11, may be delayed or cancelled due to ongoing militant activity.
On Monday, January 2, a Catholic priest was murdered by unidentified armed men.
"Deny Jesus or leave."
46-year-old Christian Vitaly Alekseenko expects to be taken to begin his
one-year jail term on 19 January.
At least 17 killed and dozens more injured in suspected ADF attack.
A concerted push for women’s rights began the movement we see today in Iran. A closer examination reveals three ways Iran violates women and girls.
Image posted in social media group sends sanitation worker to jail.
Assistant priest shot, hospitalized.
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