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By The Dispatch On Sunday, March 17th, 2019
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Iran elevates cleric Ebrahim Raisi to Judiciary Chief despite human rights violations, attacks on non-Muslims

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on March 8, 2019, Ebrahim Raisi was sworn into office as the new Judiciary Chief of Iran’s Islamic Republic. His long More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Christopher Wrays Statement on 12th Anniversary of the Abduction of Robert Levinson

March 9, 2019 marks the 12th anniversary of the abduction of Robert A. “Bob” Levinson from Kish Island, Iran. This milestone is an opportunity for the leadership of the government of Iran to demonstrate its More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Egypt legalizes 156 churches as Christians remained divided over President Sisi

(ICC): Last week, the Egyptian government legalized 156 churches, bringing the total to 783. More than 3,700 churches have sought legalization since Egypt passed a new law in 2016 which purported to streamline the More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Sunday, March 10th, 2019
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Boko Haram terrorist attack in Niger leaves 7 soldiers, 38 militants dead

Seven soldiers and 38 militants died in an assault by the Boko Haram jihadist group in southeastern Niger, the defense ministry said. “Armed forces … strongly repelled an attack by the terrorist group Boko More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
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Egypt: Mahmoud Abou Zeid, Shawkan, released after spending over 5 years in prison

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails today’s release of Mahmoud Abou Zeid, the Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, after more than five and a half years in prison, but deplores that the fact that More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
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Egypt: NY Times David Kirkpatrick refused entry into Cairo, Ahmed Gamal Zyada arrested over social media remarks

Two journalists have been detained on landing at Cairo airport in the past few weeks. One, a US reporter, was denied entry and put on a flight back to Europe. The other, an Egyptian photojournalist, was imprisoned. 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 Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Iran judges tell Christians Saheb Fadaie and Fatemeh Bakhteri to renounce their faith

(International Christian Concern) –Iranian judges Hassan Babaee and Ahmad Zargar presided over the January 15th final appeal hearing for Christians Saheb Fadaie and Fatemeh Bakhteri. These two judges asked 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 Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Pakistan: Christian brothers, Qasir and Amoon, sentenced to death under blasphemy laws after website posts

Pakistani Christian brothers Qasir and Amoon have been sentenced to death after being accused of blasphemy. The court of Mr. Javed Iqbal Bosal Additional Sessions Judge of Talagang District Jhelum. photo Kauhajoki.vaakuna.svg The 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 Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
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Pakistan Christian boy thrown out of classroom for touching water faucet, called ‘Choora’ and beaten

A 13-year-old Pakistani Christian boy was sent out of his classroom for turning off a tap that had been left running. On 16 October the fourth grade student, Sharjeel, was expelled from his class because it was 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 Oscar Nkala On Sunday, October 7th, 2018
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Nearly 100 killed in one year of Islamist-linked terrorism in northern Mozambique

About 100 people have been killed and 70 others injured since a new Islamist rebel group launched attacks on villages and government installations in the Cabo Delgado region of northern Mozambique in October last More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Mike Pompeo confirms US crackdown coming on Iran, attacks John Kerry

Photo/ donkeyhotey QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, thank you for joining us. SECRETARY POMPEO: Elise, it’s great to be with you. QUESTION: Let’s start with North Korea. You said yesterday you’re going to begin More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Egypt: Christian violence sparks increases in security in Minya

(International Christian Concern) – Violence against Christians in Minya, Upper Egypt, has led security forces to extend their presence for several days. Church officials, supported by some members of parliament, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Algeria: Christian graves desecrated, a move ignored under Islamic Law

(International Christian Concern) – Over 30 graves were desecrated last week at Algeria’s La Reunion War Cemetery, one of the few Christian cemeteries in Oued Ghir. Just a few weeks earlier, another Christian More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Pakistan: Faraz Badar dies after acid attack in Lahore, targeted for being Christian

(International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) learned that Faraz Badar, a 26-year old Christian resident of Gujranwala, died in a Lahore hospital on September 15, 2018. He succumbed More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Boko Haram murders Red Cross aid worker, Saifura Khorsa as Leah Sharibu’s life is in balance

(International Christian Concern) – If you haven’t heard or don’t remember the name Saifura Khorsa don’t be too surprised. She was an aid worker with the International Committee of Red Cross(ICRC) and was More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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Indonesia adds anti-terror unit to fight Islamic State Muslim extremists in Central Sulawesi province

(International Christian Concern) – Growing radicalism in Indonesia has prompted the Indonesian military (TNI) to establish an anti-terror unit, yet human rights groups and observers are concerned that the expansion More...


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