Tag archive for ‘Christians arrested’
By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 27th, 2015

China: Christian persecution risest to the highest level in a decade

Persecution of Christians in China reached its highest level in more than a decade last year as the government cracked down on church growth, according to a new U.S.-based advocacy group report. China Aid Association More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Pakistan: Christian computer science professor arrested for blasphemy

A computer science professor was arrested for blasphemy in Lahore, Pakistan, and has been charged with insulting the Muslim prophet Mohammad after evading the police for nearly three years. Qaiser Ayub, 40, was More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Pakistan: Blasphemy charges against Christians dropped after battle over graveyard

Over fifty Christians in Pakistan have been cleared of blasphemy charges after the resolution of a Muslim gang and their false accusations towards Christians over a land dispute. The Christians were originally charged More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Chinese police storm churches, arrest over 100 Christians – 30 still jailed

Chinese police officers raided and arrested over 100 people in house churches throughout China’s Guangdong Province. Eyewitnesses say a massive police force, “nearly 200,” interrupted services More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, September 6th, 2014
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Cuba criticized for oppressing Christians, freedom of religion

Cuba is drawing ire from religious freedom watchdogs as the communist regime is oppressing Christian institutions and reports are escalating human rights violations over the past few months. Raul Castro the reason More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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North Korea head Kim Jung-un orders execution of 33 Christians for ‘contact with missionary’

In act which cements North Korea as the most hostile country towards Christianity, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered 33 Christians to be executed for contact with a missionary. The Christians More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Beijing detention center releases ten Christians, 3 still jailed

Ten Christians from the Beijing Holy Love Fellowship were released after their initial detention on Jan. 24 in China’s capital; however, three Christians are still held at the Beijing Municipal No. 1 Detention More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

China releases three Christians prisoners as Pastor Zhang Shaojie heads to court

China’s persecution of Christians continues, but Pastor Zhang Shaojie will finally move one step closer to determining his fate as The Voice of the Martyrs USA report that Pastor Zhang is scheduled for More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, January 18th, 2014

AG Pastor David Alijani released from Iranian prison

A pastor at the Assemblies of God Church of Ahwaz, imprisoned for his faith in Iran has been released. According to a story by Mohabat News, David Alijani (also known as Davoud), was released from Karoon Prison More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 26th, 2013
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China jailing Christians, pastor’s daughter, calling it an ‘evil cult to obstruct the law”

The Chinese have ramped up persecution against the Christian church over the last several days. Zhang Shanshan, daughter of jailed Pastor Zhang Shaojie, who has been detained since Nov. 16, is now missing and presumed More...

By Laura Jones On Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Christian Pastor Farhad Sabok-Rouh suddenly freed from Iranian prison, no word on 3 others

Pastor Farhad Sabok-Rouh was freed from the Karoon Prison in Iran earlier this month, says Farsi Christian News Network (FCNN) in a new article. Pastor Farhad Sabokrouh (right) was released on Dec. 4, 2013 along More...

By Laura Jones On Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Naghmeh Abedini, wife of jailed pastor Saeed Abedini, to speak before UN to call for urge Iran to release prisoners

The wife of American Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is in an Iranian prison because of his Christian faith, will speak at the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday to seek member states’ action on behalf of her husband, More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, February 28th, 2013
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Christians in Libya, Egypt arrested and tortured, Sherif Ramses identified

Arrests continue of Christians accused of “proselytizing” in Libya, with a total of seven now known to be in custody including one reported to have been tortured, sources said. The Christian Post details More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Christians detained and jailed in Mongolia for running medical camp

Nine Christians providing medical services in rural areas of Inner Mongolia were detained by local police who also confiscated medical equipment and sentenced two of the Christians to labor camp. Photo/Vectorportal More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

North Korea reportedly holding 70,000 Christians in camps

Sources confirm North Korea has eased or lifted a number of restrictions for citizens since Kim Jong Un succeeded his father, Kim Jong Il. Kim Jong Il’s tenure as dictator was marked by intense persecution of More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Christians in India targeted by Hindu extremists attempting a repeat of the 2008 massacre

Locator map of the state of Orissa, India with district boundaries. Photo/Jayanta Nath via wikimedia commons Some 50 Hindu extremists attacked a tiny Christian village in the southeastern India, Orissa. Asia News More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 18th, 2012

Chinese authorities raid church during baptism service, 17 arrested

The Han Chinese house church in far west China’s Xinjiant was raided by police and local officials, detaining 17 Christians. Chinese flag, Beijing, China. 2009 Photo/Daderot China Aid reports that a raid More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Iraqi bishops explain Christian exodus from country

Christians in postwar Iraq, already a tiny minority in the mostly Muslim country, continue to leave because of fear for their safety, and to a lesser extent, because of economic difficulties, Iraqi bishops said. Catholic More...



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