CIC Persecution News Headlines
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PERSECUTION NEWS HEADLINES - for the week ending March 4, 2023
USCIRF Outraged by Suspected Poison Attacks on Girls Attending School in Iran
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today is outraged over reports of ongoing poison attacks affecting hundreds of girls at schools across at least four cities in Iran.
Aid not reaching earthquake survivors in Syria
Troubling reports emerge from Syria. Ambassador Robert Wood tells a United Nations council that lifesaving aid meant for earthquake survivors in Syria is being diverted.
Praise and prayer requested for Christians in Iran
This Lent, we are reflecting on how our faith inspires us to stand up for injustice, illustrated through Jesus’ own experiences.
Results of Nigeria's Presidential Election
On Wednesday 1 March, Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced that Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) had won the presidential election, with 37 percent of the vote.
While Tinubu wins Nigeria’s presidential election, Christians aren’t placing their hope in politics
In a surprising turn of events, Nigeria’s presidential election will not go into a runoff. It was expected to be a tight race.
Election plans move forward in Türkiye
Türkiye still plans to hold elections in May despite last month’s devastating earthquakes.
World Food Program cutting aid to Syria
Syrians displaced by the February 6 earthquakes face blow after blow.
Indonesian Authorities Disband Worship Service
ICC’s staff member in Indonesia reported that the congregation of the Kemah Daud Christian Church in Bandar Lampung was disbanded during their worship service by local authorities and residents on Sunday, February 19.
Iran Pardons Two Imprisoned Christian Converts
The Iranian government has pardoned and released two imprisoned Christian converts this past week as a part of the annual tradition of pardoning prisoners during the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran.
Ongoing Reign of Terror in Mozambique
With so many catastrophic events occurring throughout the world, it is not surprising that many ongoing humanitarian crises continue without much attention.
The Flight of Afghan Christians to Pakistan
Christians and other refugees looking to leave Afghanistan have few choices. Neighboring Pakistan had potential exit routes, but the Pakistani government has clamped down on refugees wishing to enter the country.
Egypt: two court battles call for prayer
THE CASE OF SHENOUDA: Five years ago, a Coptic priest found a newborn baby boy abandoned inside his church.
USCIRF News Digest - February 28, 2023
Save the Date: USCIRF's 2023 Annual Report
USCIRF's Annual Report will be released on Tuesday, April 25. More details on this rollout event will be released soon.
Turkish Christians on the frontlines of quake relief
It has been three weeks since the 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed more than 50,000 people in Turkiye and Syria.
Pastor Attacked after Invitation to Christian-Muslim Debate
Mosque leaders in Uganda invited church leaders to participate.
ChinaAid Applauds Recent Political Calls To Action For Mayflower Church
The ChinaAid team welcomes efforts from prominent political leaders in the United States and Taiwan for the resettlement of the Mayflower Church.
UKRAINE: Conscientious objector now jailed
Ivano-Frankivsk Police took 46-year-old Christian conscientious objector
Vitaly Alekseenko into custody on 23 February to begin serving his one-year
jail term for refusing the call-up to the military at a time of war.
Iranian Christians help religious minorities in Türkiye
As the world watches Russia and Ukraine, needs mount in Türkiye and Syria.
Uganda: Police Rescue 40 Christian Children in Kidnapping Scam
Muslim posing as head of Christian organization arrested.
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