CIC Persecution News Headlines
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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending February 4, 2023
Nigeria: Praise God! Professor Tarfa Acquitted and Released
Praise God! Together we have been praying for complete exoneration for Professor Tarfa in Nigeria for over three years, and those prayers have finally been answered:
Indian Christians Recover from Devastating RiotsAnti-Christian riots in Chhattisgarh have left thousands of Christians homeless
This Week At ChinaAid: Amazing Moments At The 2023 IRF Summit
2023 IRF Summit: ChinaAid At The Forefront
OCCUPIED UKRAINE: "Disappeared" clergy, seized places of worship, library purge
Russian occupation authorities continue to violate freedom of religion and
belief in the Ukrainian territory they currently control.
Radical Islam drives persecution uptick in African nations
The Islamic State released an infographic this week highlighting its activity worldwide. Africa rose to the top with the deadliest and most frequent attacks.
UKRAINE: Draft law better than others, freedom of religion or belief concerns remain
The Ukrainian government has produced a draft law prohibiting the operation
of religious organisations affiliated with "centres of influence of
religious organisations or associations with ruling centres" in Russia, but
imposing an obligation on the state to prove any affiliation in court.
USCIRF Calls for Accountability of Tatmadaw at Two Year Anniversary of Coup in Burma
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today marked the second anniversary of the military coup in Burma that overthrew the quasi-democratic civilian government.
Christian Orphanage Founder Acquitted of All Charges
ICC has previously reported on the arrest of Professor Solomon Tarfa, who, along with his wife, founded Du Merci orphanage in Nigeria’s Kano state in 1996.
Iranian Christians Persevere Under Intense Persecution
Christians continue to face increased pressure and persecution as the Iranian authorities tighten their grip on the nation in response to nationwide protests since September 2022 that have shaken the Islamic Republic of Iran’s entire social and political system.
U.S. IRF Ambassador Meets with African Leaders
Earlier last week, Rashad Hussain, the United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, traveled to Mauritania to meet with several African leaders.
Turkey Continues Threats to Invade Northeast Syria
Turkey this week reiterated its intentions and threats to launch a ground invasion into northern Syria targeting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who they consider as “terrorists”.
Nigerian Elections (1): The Candidates
As promised in RLPB 676 (20 Dec 2022), ‘The RLPB will start 2023 with a major focus on Nigeria’s presidential election, slated for 25 February.’
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Over 100 killed in Pakistan by revenge suicide bombing
Over 100 people are dead and 217 wounded after a suicide bomber struck a mosque in Pakistan on Monday.
Will promised tanks turn the Ukrainian tide?
Several regions in Ukraine were hit with a cascade of Russian missiles after Germany and the United States pledged tanks to Ukraine.
Desperation drives Syrians to Christ
Syria teeters on the brink of collapse.
2023 prayer campaign focuses on 12 least-reached countries
Nearly 75% of the world’s unreached people live in just 12 countries — that’s 3.6 billion people who have never heard about Jesus Christ or His sacrifice for them.
Suspected Herdsmen Kill 12 Christians in Benue State, Nigeria
Authorities ignored warnings about influx of cattlemen.
Pastor Slain in NE Nigeria, Two Christians Killed in Delta
Islamic terrorism continues to push south.
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