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By The Dispatch On Sunday, March 10th, 2019
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Nigeria: Muslim Fulani militants murder 32 in new attack

(International Christian Concern) –On Tuesday, February 26, 32 Christians were killed in Southern Kaduna, Nigeria. The attack is believed to have been conducted by Fulani militants as stated by multiple other 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 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 Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
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Pakistani Senate committee passes draft bill increasing minimum marriage age to 18

The Upper House of Pakistan’s Parliament has approved a draft bill raising the minimum marriage age to 18 years. The meeting of the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights unanimously approved the Child Marriage 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, December 14th, 2018
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Pakistan added to State Department’s list of ‘World’s Worst Violators of Religious Freedom’

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomed the State Department’s announcement that it had named 10 “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPCs) for particularly severe religious 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 Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Human Rights Day: Pakistan should challenge the blasphemy laws, not entrench them

The Centre for Legal Aid, Assistance and Settlement (CLAAS-UK) is calling upon the Pakistani Government to take steps to end the misuse of the Blasphemy Laws. The Pakistani Government should use Human Rights Day 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 Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
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Trump attacks Saudis over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, the ‘worst cover-up ever’

President Trump on Tuesday called the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and its aftermath the “worst cover-up ever,” as new information continues to be revealed about the journalist’s death 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 The Dispatch On Friday, September 28th, 2018
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Justice Minister Waleed al-Samaani says Sharia ‘value people equally’ despite bias on religion, gender, sexuality

(International Christian Concern) –The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is currently visiting Saudi Arabia to discuss the Kingdom’s stance on interreligious dialogue. Justice 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 Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
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Nigeria: Fulani Islamic militants murder two Christian boys

(International Christian Concern) – On September 14, 2018, Fulani militants attacked and killed two young Christian boys who were caring for a herd of cows. The boys, Ntyang Pam Danjuma and Mesheck Dalyop Kang’ageda, More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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South Sudan leaders sign ceasefire, end to Civil War may come swiftly

(International Christian Concern) – South Sudan is a majority Christian nation that was formed due to the long time persecution of the Sudanese government, who uses Sharia to guide its principles and laws. South More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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New Study: religious freedom is deteriorating in Malaysia

(International Christian Concern): According to a study published by Églises d’Asie, religious freedom is deteriorating in Malaysia, with different religious groups facing respective challenges. The newly elected More...

By Nasir Saeed On Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
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Pakistan: Senate unanimously passes resolution against blasphemous sketches

On August 27 the Pakistani senate unanimously adopted a resolution against the blasphemous caricature competition in the Netherlands. The resolution was tabled by newly elected Leader of the House Shibli Faraz, More...

By Oscar Nkala On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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Chad to host new African regional counter-terrorism center

Defense and foreign ministers from Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger have agreed to set up a Joint (Security) Operations Center to strengthen regional border security and coordinate joint military operations against More...


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