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By The Dispatch On Monday, January 13th, 2020
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Indian Pastor Mukam Kiraad Charged with Illegally Practicing Medicine, can get three years in prison

According to Morning Star News, a pastor and two other Christians in India’s Madhya Pradesh state were arrested last month after being falsely accused of illegally practicing medicine. The foundation for the outrageous More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
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China sentences Pastor Wang Yi to 9 years in prison for ‘subversion of state power’ and ‘illegal business’

 International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Pastor Wang Yi from Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) in Sichuan was sentenced to nine years in prison for “subversion of state power” and “illegal More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, December 9th, 2019
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Pakistan: Christian teen, Huma, kidnapped in Karachi, police refuse to investigate Abdul Jabar

On October 10, 2019, Huma, a 14-year-old Christian girl, was reportedly kidnapped by armed men. Since then, Huma’s family has fought tirelessly to bring Huma home and highlight the plight of Christian women and More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
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Egypt cracks down on free speech, raids news site Mada Masr over Christian persecution coverage

Egyptian authorities raided one of the last independent news sites in the country, Mada Masr, after having arrested one of their editors the day prior. The news site has received international awards for its independent More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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Pakistan Christian Amir Masih escapes blasphemy charges as Imams rally violence against Christians

On Saturday, October 26, Amir Masih, a Christian sanitation worker from Yousafabad, a small town near Faisalabad, was falsely accused of blasphemy. Fortunately, after local police intervened, the blasphemy charges More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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Christian Pastor Ramesh Pargi attacked, beaten in India’s Gujarat state

Morning Star News reports that a pastor in India’s Gujarat state has suffered severe injuries after he was beaten unconscious by a mob of radical Hindu nationalists. According to the victim, the radicals attacked More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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Bishop of Aleppo Antoine Audo says mission in Syria is ‘attention to the poor’ serving people

Syria, in its present war-torn, broken state, while an immediate detriment to its inhabitants and concern to its neighbors, has presented the Church with a unique opportunity to serve its neighbors. Such a task More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, October 20th, 2019
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Turkey removes soccer flags because they contains symbols of a cross

Turkish police in Istanbul removed the flags of football (soccer) fans sporting the symbol of a cross. The football match between Mönchengladbach (Germany) and Basaksehir (Turkey) occurred on October 3rd as part More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
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Pastor Li Juncai jailed after fighting against China’s demand to remove cross from Zhongxin Church in Xinxiang

Pastor Li Juncai, along with three staff from Zhongxin Church in Xinxiang County, Henan, was criminally detained by local authorities on February 20, after having firmly resisted the cross removal at their church. More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani writes plea for help during hunger strike from Iran’s Evin Prison

Nearly one week has passed since Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani has begun a hunger strike from Evin Prison, where he is serving a 10-year jail sentence. He began the hunger strike in response to the Education Ministry’s More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
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Wajih-ul-Hassan acquitted from Pakistan blasphemy charges after 18 years in prison

Last Wednesday, September 25, the Supreme Court of Pakistan acquitted a man accused of blasphemy after he spent 18 years in prison. According to local activists, the acquittal of Wajih-ul-Hassan is the third instance More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 30th, 2019
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Iran denies Christian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani’s children their high school diplomas

wo Iranian Christian children whose father is imprisoned for his faith have been denied high school diplomas by the state. The government insists that they complete Islamic education first. Their father, Yousef More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 30th, 2019
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Iran issues prison time for Christian converts: Asghar Salehi and Mohammad Reza Rezzaei

Three Iranian converts were sentenced to six months in prison after receiving charges of “propaganda against the system through promoting Zionist Christianity.”  They were arrested last September during a series More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 26th, 2019
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Malaysia holds public inquiry into disappearance of Pastor Joshua Hilmy, wife Ruth Hilmy

According to SUHAKAM (The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) chairman, Othman Hashim, the commission will decide soon if it will go ahead and hold a public inquiry into the disappearance of pastor Joshua and his More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Vietnam 6-year-old girl beaten after parents turn to Christianity

A six-year-old girl in Vietnam was savagely beaten because her parents decided to follow Christ, according to Christian persecution watchdog Open Doors UK. Phouc’s parents recently decided to stop the village More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Myanmar military drops charges against Pastor Hkalam Samson

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on September 9, a Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) officer dropped a lawsuit against Kachin pastor Hkalam Samson. The lawsuit surrounded comments that Rev. Samson More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 12th, 2019
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Amir Masih family recount arrest, torture and death in Pakistan

According to Morning Star News, police in Lahore, Pakistan have tortured a 28-year-old Christian man to death. Amir Masih’s family claims he was illegally detained by police on August 28, tortured for four days, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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Kachin Baptist leader Hkalam Samson seeks justice during Myanmar military lawsuit

The leader of the Kachin Baptist Convention, Rev. Hkalam Samson, was sued by a Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) officer on August 26 over comments he made regarding Christian persecution in Myanmar when he met with US More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Iranian Christians Fatemeh Bakhteri and Saheb Fadaie jailed for ‘spreading progaganda’

As of a few short days ago, the second of two Iranian Christians was officially imprisoned by a religiously-biased national judiciary for her faith in Christ Jesus. In these past few years, the Christian community More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Philippine President Duterte, No Need to Celebrate Arrival of Christianity

(International Christian Concern) –On Friday, Sept. 6, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stated that there is no need to celebrate 500 years of Christianity in the Catholic majority country in 2021. Speaking More...


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