CIC Persecution News Headlines
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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending February 18, 2023
Nicaragua has been experiencing a crackdown since 2018, which escalated dramatically through 2022.
A fuller view of the displacement caused by last week’s disaster is starting to emerge in Syria.
What was already a dire food situation in Haiti has gotten worse.
Police in the south-western city of Ivano-Frankivsk have told 46-year-old
Protestant conscientious objector Vitaly Alekseenko "to be ready to be
taken to prison" at 9am on 20 February to begin his one-year jail term.
Aid workers in Türkiye, formerly known as Turkey, scramble to set up temporary housing for tens of thousands of earthquake survivors.
One worship site torched.
According to media outlet Morning Star News, a Christian apologist, Gratia Pello, has not been seen since his arrest in early December.
Three people were killed on Saturday in Ethiopia after attackers opened fire on a church in the city of Shashimani, located in the populous Oromia state.
Turkish government authorities and its MIT (The state intelligence agency of Turkey) continue their issuing and application of N-82 codes to foreign Protestant Christian workers in Turkey, which is a de-facto ban on entering the country.
The military junta currently ruling Myanmar has extended the nation’s state of emergency for an additional six months.
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Syria may have opened two new crossing points for earthquake aid deliveries, but it’s barely a drop in the bucket of phenomenal need.
Tensions simmer in Iran following Revolution Day celebrations and symbolic pardons.
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemns the Nicaraguan government’s sentencing of Catholic Bishop Rolando Álvarez to 26 years in prison for the alleged crimes of “’undermining national security and sovereignty, spreading [fake news] through information technology, obstructing an official in the performance of his duties, [and] aggravated disobedience or contempt of authority.’”
Moldova shuffles its government to beef up national security after Russia threatens to make it the “next Ukraine.”
The earthquake death toll in Turkey and Syria is past 36,000.
Convert from Islam in hiding from relatives, extremists.
Nigeria is at a pivotal point in its history.
Türkiye, formerly known as Turkey, tops the headlines again as the fallout from last week’s epic disaster unfolds.
A Christian couple recently escaped arrest in China after the wife was discovered training Sunday School teachers.
Police slow to respond to alleged forcible conversion.
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