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By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 18th, 2019
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Chinese pastor John Cao appeal will be a ‘trial session on paper only’

On July 12, the lawyers of jailed Chinese pastor John Cao, received a notice from the Pu’er Court in Yunnan province stating that Cao’s appeal would be handled via a “trial session on paper only” instead More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 15th, 2019
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55 Year Old Christian, Saleem Masih Accused of Committing Blasphemy in Pakistan

(International Christian Concern) –A 55-year-old Christian named Saleem Masih was accused of blasphemy in Khanewal, located in Pakistan’s Punjab Province, on June 13. Sources reached by International Christian More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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19 Year Old Christian Boy, Sunny Waqas Arrested for Blasphemy in Pakistan

(International Christian Concern) –On 29 June, 2019, a 19-year-old Christian boy was falsely accused of blasphemy and arrested on a cricket field behind his friend’s home in Bahawalpur, located in the Punjab More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 11th, 2019
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Thailand Arrests 51 Pakistani Christian Asylum Seekers

(International Christian Concern) –Allegedly acting on a tipoff, Thai authorities raided an apartment building in Bangkok and arrested 51 Pakistani Christian asylum seekers on July 8. The police rounded up several More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 7th, 2019
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Iran Violently Arrests 8 Christians

(International Christian Concern) –Eight Iranian Christians living in the Persian Gulf city of Bushehr were arrested after Ministry of Intelligence agents raided their homes and confiscated all Christian items. More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
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Pakistan: Mob attacks Christian family, Naveed Masih, now facing blasphemy charges

On May 15, a Christian family living in the Arif Wala Tehsil District of Punjab was attacked by a mob after they were falsely accused of committing blasphemy against Islam. False accusations of blasphemy are common More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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Recent Arrest of 5 Christians Spreads Worry of Religious Freedom in Nepal

(International Christian Concern) –On April 23, five Christians, including an American citizen, were arrested in Nepal’s Dang District after they were accused of attempted proselytization. These arrests, and More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, April 27th, 2019
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Four Christian Activist Charged and Imprisoned by Hong Kong Court

(International Christian Concern) –On April 23, a Hong Kong court has handed down jail terms of up to 16 months to four pro-democracy activists  accused of “inciting” the 2014 Occupy Central movement. The More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, April 27th, 2019
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Nepal: Pastor Dilliram Paudel, Christians arrested, US citizen Leanna Cinquanta deported for ‘converting through allurement’

On Tuesday, five Christians were arrested at a hotel in Nepal including two foreign citizens from India and the USA. One of the arrested was Pastor Dilliram Paudel, General Secretary of the Nepal Christian Society. More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 19th, 2019
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India: Christian father Anant Ram Gond beheaded by Maoist rebels

Anant Ram Gond, a 40-year-old Christian, was found beheaded in February in Nabarangpur, Odisha in India. At the time of writing, his killers have yet to be apprehended by the authorities. Unfortunately, the likelihood More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, March 10th, 2019
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Chinese police assault jailed Pastor Wang Yi’s wife, Chen Yaxue over petty disagreement

(International Christian Concern) –The mother of imprisoned pastor Wang Yi, 74-year-old Chen Yaxue, was beaten up by Chengdu police after refusing to let them peek at her ATM password. Last Friday, when Chen went More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 28th, 2019
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Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, Chinese Christian politician, was released from prison after nearly two years

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on January 24, 2019, the former Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic Chinese Christian politician, was released More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Asia Bibi still trapped in Pakistan, even after acquittal from blasphemy charges

(International Christian Concern) –Asia Bibi, a Christian woman formally on death row in Pakistan, continues to live like a prisoner almost three months after her acquittal by the Supreme Court. Bibi, who continues More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Nigeria: Bishop Clement Ekpeye released from captivity after being kidnapped five days earlier

(International Christian Concern) –Clement Ekpeye, the Nigerian Bishop of Ahoada, was released from captivity after being kidnapped five days earlier. Details of his abduction remain scarce. However, according More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Nigeria: Bishop Clement Ekpeye released from captivity after being kidnapped five days earlier

(International Christian Concern) –Clement Ekpeye, the Nigerian Bishop of Ahoada, was released from captivity after being kidnapped five days earlier. Details of his abduction remain scarce. However, according More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Algeria: Christian man acquitted of blasphemy charges after wife made bogus claims to get Muslim divorce

(International Christian Concern) –An Algerian Christian farmer from a Muslim Background was acquitted of blasphemy charges on December 30th, according to Middle East Concern. This farmer became a Christian in More...

By Nasir Saeed On Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
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Pakistan: Christian mother and daughter illegally detained and tortured

Christian cousins Saima and Salma of Chak Jhumra, Faisalabad (Pakistan), and Saima’s mother Kausar Rehana have been illegally detained for thirteen days in Jhumra police station and tortured by the male policemen. Saima More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Hmong Christians in Vietnam Repeatedly Beaten and Arrested

(International Christian Concern) –Due to its ethnic background and high percentage of practicing Christians, Vietnam’s Hmong community is often targeted and harassed by both the government and neighboring communities. More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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Iranian Christian, Jamshid Derakhshan Released on Bail with Health Concerns

(International Christian Concern) –Jamshid Derakhshan, an Iranian Christian who was found in Rajaee Shahr Prison two weeks after his disappearance, has been temporarily released on bail. Jamshid had converted More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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Seven Lao Christians Arrested During Christmas Service

(International Christian Concern) –A company of nine police officers raided the Nakanong Village’s Christmas church service at approximately 6:00 PM on December 29, 2018. They arrested 3 church leaders, while More...


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