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17 May

Iranian Christian Converts Imprisoned

Four Iranian Christian converts who were arrested in February have been sent to Lakan Prison after they were unable to afford the bail ($30,000 each) established by Branch 10 of the Revolutionary Courts.

Wang Yi (left) with his wife, Jiang Rong (right) (Photo: ChinaAid)
15 May

Church member advised to mind "regulations"

Authorities in Chengdu, Sichuan, introduced a state-approved pastor to house church Christian Liu Hongliang. Liu and his wife attend the often-persecuted Early Rain Covenant Church. Their pastor, Pastor Wang Yi, is in prison.

12 May

Muslim Gang Killed Christian Man Because He Kept 'Preaching the Gospel of Jesus' to Them

A kidnapped seminarian was murdered by a Nigerian gang leader earlier this year because he would not stop preaching the gospel to his Muslim captors, the gang leader says.

A wave of Islamophobic posts was unleashed on social media by right-wing Hindus, some of them employed in Gulf countries [File: P Ravikumar/Reuters]
30 April

Why Arabs are speaking out against Islamophobia in India

Anger in Gulf region as right-wing Hindus target Muslims, accusing them of a 'conspiracy' to spread coronavirus.

29 January

China Bans Christian Funerals

Communist officials throughout China are using regulations that restrict religious freedom to also prohibit religious-themed funerals, even going so far as to arresting family members and stopping ceremonies mid-service.

An Assyrian woman attends Mass inside the Ibrahim al-Khalil church in Jaramana, eastern Damascus, Syria, in 2015. (Omar Sanadiki/Reuters)
28 January

A New Ranking of Nations Where Christians Are Persecuted Most

The ranking covers the worst 50 nations with respect to religious persecution of Christians. Most nations on the list are perennials, the details vary a bit year by year, but the outcome of this tragic sport rarely changes much.

A woman weeps while recounting stories of her family's persecution. (Photo: ChinaAid)
23 January

Propaganda videos show Uyghur relatives

Chinese-state owned media outlets, Global Times and CGTV, released propaganda videos to validate the Chinese Communist Party’s mass incarceration of Uyghurs for their ethnicity and religious beliefs.

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