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All articles & reviews tagged with persecution

Review

July 2021
Reviews > Book

Free at Last

Asia Bibi will be a name familiar to many Christians who followed the news stories of this Pakistani woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy and insulting the Prophet Mohammed. This book was written with French journalist Anne-Isabelle Tollet, who took up Bibi’s cause and publicised her case worldwide. Free at Last tells…

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News

July 2021
News > International

Iran: Christian convert with Parkinson’s faces prison

An Iranian Christian convert from Islam, who has Parkinson’s disease, faces a jail sentence along with his wife because they belong to a house church in Iran. Homayoun Zhaveh, who is 62, and his wife Sara Ahmadi, 42, were sentenced in November 2020 to two and 11 years in prison, respectively for membership and…

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June 2021
News > International

China: Christians could face ‘re-education’ camps

Christians in China may find persecution stepping up a pace, with reports warning that they could find themselves in ‘re-education camps’. Press reports have cited ‘ever-growing evidence of the deteriorating treatment of religious groups in China’, highlighting the treatment of the Uyghur Muslims, who have been taken to camps in Xinjiang, as an example…

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June 2021
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Iran: Four Christian converts arrested by intelligence services

Four Christians in Iran who converted from Islam have been arrested by the Iranian intelligence services, according to reports. One of the men was beaten, and others were physically assaulted while in a detention facility. The four men – Esmaeil Narimanpour, Mohammad Ali Torabi, Alireza Varak-Shah and Hojat Lotfi-Khalaf – were later released. Following…

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May 2021
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Eritrea: Christians arrested during two prayer meetings

Christians have been arrested in Eritrea in a brace of government-sanctioned raids. In March, the army raided a prayer meeting held by 23 women in the capital city of Asmara and imprisoned the women at Mai Sarawa prison. Shortly after this, another 12 Christians were arrested in Assab, near the border with Djibouti, when…

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May 2021
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Indonesia: Christians increase security after church is bombed during Easter

Indonesian Christians were forced to step up security over Easter after a terrorist carried out a suicide bombing at a church in Makassar, Sulawesi, on Palm Sunday. According to Al Jazeera, there are approximately 23 million Christians in Indonesia, compared with 270 million Muslims. Al Jazeera stated the bomber was known to Indonesian police,…

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April 2021
News > International

Venezuela: Christians knifed and forced to eat Bible pages

A church group in Venezuela that was helping drug addicts to recover has been viciously attacked by thugs who are ‘violently opposed to the drugs rehabilitation work of the church’. The victims, who were from a church in Libertador, Mérida State, were attacked with knives and had crosses etched into their skin. The Christians…

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