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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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Turkey: Court rules to protect religious freedom for Christians in compulsory Islam classes

(International Christian Concern) –Istanbul’s 4th Administrative Court has given its final judgement in a case where a parent requested her child be exempted from compulsory religion class. According to the More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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India: Dr Christo Philip wins court case to practice medicine at a mission hospital

(International Christian Concern) –On January 8, the Delhi High Court ruled in favor of Dr. Christo Philip, an American doctor and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), who was deported by the country’s Ministry 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 The Dispatch On Thursday, January 17th, 2019
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Syria: President Bashar Assad says state will rebuild Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Deir Ezzor

(International Christian Concern) –The Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Deir Ezzor will be rebuilt with state funds, according to a pledge given by Syrian President Bashar Assad. The announcement was made 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 Friday, January 11th, 2019
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China Now Demands ‘Church Free Zones’ Near Schools

(International Christian Concern) –According to recent documents issued in China’s northern Shanxi province and central Henan province, China is now establishing ‘church-free zones’ near schools while asking More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Pakistani Christians Fear New Security Mandate may Lead to Church Closures

(International Christian Concern) –On January 2, the government of the Punjab province in Pakistan mandated that churches comply with set security standards by March 31 or faced forcible closure. Pakistani Christians More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Somali Christians Avoid Persecution by Worshiping in Secret

(International Christian Concern) –Somalia’s small Christian population is forced to worship in secret due to the intense persecution they face. Gathering in small secretive groups, hundreds of Somali Christians More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Pakistani Christian Asher Simpson to be deported from UK despite death threats

(International Christian Concern) –A Pakistani Christian seeking asylum in the U.K. is to be forcefully deported back to Pakistan despite claims that his life will be in danger. Asher Sampson, age 41, has lived More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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Christian Teachers, Daniel Wekesa and Philip Okumu Killed in Kenya School Attack

(International Christian Concern) –After weeks of waiting for DNA tests to confirm the identities of Mr. Philip Masinde Okumu and Daniel Wekesa Wangila, their families finally laid them to rest. The two Christian More...

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

(International Christian Concern) –Seven Lao Christians arrested at the New Year weekend for conducting an “illegal” church service in celebration of Christmas have been released, according to a local official. The More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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Iranian Sisters Make Bail Following Harsh Interrogation

(International Christian Concern) –Two Christian sisters arrested and assaulted during interrogation by Iranian authorities have reportedly been released on bail. They were arrested in early December in Ahvaz 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...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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Christian Gathering Disbanded by Police in India Uttar Pradesh

(International Christian Concern) –On November 11, a regular Christian gathering of nearly 600 people was shut down by police in Pure Pande Pululiki village, located in the Pratapgarh district of India’s Uttar More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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Two Iranian Christians Physically Assaulted and Imprisoned

(International Christian Concern) –Earlier this month, Iranian media announced a widespread detainment of Christians across the country. ICC reported how over 100 Christians were detained by the Iranian intelligence More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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Egyptian Police Officer Murders Two Christian Men

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on the evening of December 12, Egyptian police officer Rabi Mustapha Khalifa shot and killed Coptic Christian Emad Kmal More...


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