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By The Dispatch On Saturday, May 18th, 2019
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Asia Bibi reunites with family in Canada, free from years in Pakistani prison

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi was acquitted on charges of blasphemy that kept her on death row for eight years, but she was effectively trapped in Pakistan—until now. Asia Bibi, sentenced to death in Pakistan Fox 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, March 9th, 2019
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Open Doors Report highlights persecution against women, Christian sex trafficking, Sharia Law practices

In the latest in-depth report focused on gender persecution, the 2019 Open Doors World Watch List reveals that gender contributes to a large disparity in the methods used for religious persecution. While men experience More...

By Nasir Saeed On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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CLAAS requests prayers for Sawan Masih’s release

Sawan Masih has been on death row since 2014, and his appeal is fixed to be heard on November 27 by the divisional bench before the Lahore High Court. Sawan Masih was accused by his Muslim friend Shahid Imran of More...

By Nasir Saeed On Friday, November 2nd, 2018
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Pakistan Christians living in fear as Asia Bibi’s acquittal sparks protests by Muslim extremists

The hardliners’ protests following the supreme court’s verdict to acquit Asia Bibi continue. Many roads of all major cities are closed and barricaded, and police and rangers are patrolling to monitor and control More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 26th, 2018
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Will the UN speak up for Asia Bibi?

The front page of the United Nations’ website  features an article entitled, “French full-body veil ban, violated women’s freedom of religion: UN Human Rights Committee.” In 2012, two French Muslim women More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 12th, 2018
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Pastor Andrew Brunson free from Turkish prison

Along with thousands of Christians and other faith-based groups, the Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC) Coalition is celebrating the release of imprisoned North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson from his two-year More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 28th, 2018
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Iranian Christian Pastor Sevada Aghasar seeking release from Evin Prison

(International Christian Concern) –Sevada Aghasar, an Iranian Christian imprisoned based on a conviction of violating national security and illegal house church activities, has requested conditional release from More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Survey: Over 65% in Turkey approve of jailing Pastor Andrew Brunson

Pastor Andrew Brunson (International Christian Concern) – A Turkish journalist with ties to the political elite has published the results of a poll in the Daily Hürriyet surveying public opinion about the More...

By Nasir Saeed On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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Pakistani Christian Farhan Aziz charged with sending ‘blasphemous’ text in Gujranwala

Pakistani Christian, Farhan Aziz, 25, of Muslim Town, Gujranwala was charged under blasphemy law 295 – C of Pakistan Penal Code and section of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 10 (a) (b) on August 2. photo More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 25th, 2018
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Christian Persecution: Uzbekistan Baptists jailed for ‘unapproved worship,’ family in India forced to cremate loved ones, denied burial spaces

The global community continues to struggles multiple religions, with extreme persecution against Christians running rampant in some parts of the world. Earlier this month, in Uzkekistan, Christians were punished More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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Iran: Christians Eskandar Rezaei, Soroush Saraei jailed for helping students get exemption from Islamic studies

Iranian Christians request renewed prayer for Eskandar Rezaei and Soroush Saraei who were each sentenced in December to eight years of prison for aiding students seeking exemption from Islamic studies classes. Both More...

By Nasir Saeed On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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CLAAS requests prayers for the Pakistani politicians initiating a debate to amend the blasphemy law

Nasir Saeed, Director CLAAS-UK has sent a special request to churches and individuals, asking them to pray for Senator Farhatullah Baber and other members of the Senate Committee on Human Rights in Pakistan, who are More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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New Jersey’s Chris Smith, Syrian Christian refugee set to join Open Doors USA for 2017 World Watch List of countries dangerous for Christians

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 9 a.m. ET at the National Press Club in Washington, Open Doors USA will announce its 2017 World Watch List, a ranking of the top 50 countries where it is most dangerous and difficult to More...

By Nasir Saeed On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
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Five Pakistani Christians cleared of blasphemy charges

On Monday, an anti-terrorist court acquitted five Christians of blasphemy charges, while two were jailed for six months under the blasphemy law and anti-terrorist act. The case was registered on August 16 last More...

By Nasir Saeed On Friday, May 27th, 2016
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Pakistan blasphemy case against Christian man, Usman Liaqat, makes three this month, a dangerous growing trend

A Pakistani Christian man has been missing since local Muslims accused him of committing blasphemy. Usman Liaqat, who works at an automobile company, has not been seen since he was accused of making a blasphemous More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 16th, 2016
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Iran releases Saeed Abedini, Jason Rezaian, Amir Hekmati, Nosratollah Khosrawi

News Saturday morning out of Iran is that the Muslim country has released 4 U.S. prisoners, according to FARS, Among those released are Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, January 1st, 2016
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Asia Bibi to Pakistani persecutors: I forgive you

Imprisoned Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi has reportedly issued a public forgiveness of her persecutors, while imprisoned for blasphemy. Bibi just spent her seventh Christmas behind bars, but told family who visited More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
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Naghmeh Abedini petitions Iranian President Rouhani for Pastor Saeed’s release

The wife and children of imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini petition the President of Iran for his release. Naghmeh Abedini writes that “Saeed is not a threat to Iran or the stability of its government” More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 20th, 2015
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Two Christian brothers in Pakistan, Qaisar and Amoon Ayub , face blasphemy charges over website content

Two Christian brothers have been arrested on blasphemy allegations after one of them was accused of having disrespectful material on his website. A case has been registered against Qaisar and Amoon Ayub of Lahore More...


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