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By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 10th, 2019
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7 Christians Arrested in Shenzhen for Selling Audio Bible Players

(International Christian Concern) –Seven employees at Shenzhen Cedar Electronics in China’s Guangdong province were arrested on July 22 for “illegal business operations,” according to Father Francis Liu More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 10th, 2019
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Priest, Paul offu Killed in Southern Nigeria by Unknown Gunmen

(International Christian Concern) –Father Paul Offu, the parish priest at St. James Greater Parish in Ugbawka, Enugu State, was killed Thursday afternoon. He was driving from a friend’s home and returning to More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 10th, 2019
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Pastor, Shelton Viswanathan Beaten by Hindu Radicals, Officials Refuse to Register Case

(International Christian Concern) –On June 23rd, eight young Hindu radicals attacked a pastor who was delivering Christian pamphlets on his motorbike in his neighborhood in Sheohar, India. They pushed him off More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 10th, 2019
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14 Year old Pakistani Girl, Benish Imran kidnapped and forced into Marriage and Conversion to Islam

(International Christian Concern) –Benish Imran, a 14-year old Christian Pakistani girl was kidnapped, and forcibly married and converted to Islam. On July 2, 2019, Benish disappeared from home. When she was finally More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 10th, 2019
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Christian Cho Yusang released from Nepal jail after arrest for handing out Bibles, leaflets

A 73-year old Christian, Cho Yusang was released from jail in Nepal on August 7, 2019 after being arrested for two weeks because he was allegedly forcefully converting Nepali locals. He was arrested on July 23, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 9th, 2019
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China: officials arrest seven Christians at an electronics store, biblical audio products warrant ‘illegal business’

Seven employees at Shenzhen Cedar Electronics in China’s Guangdong province were arrested on July 22 for “illegal business operations,” according to Father Francis Liu from Chinese Christian fellowship of More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
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China silent on Qin Derfu’s detention as wife Xiao Hongliu seeks answers

After her husband was arrested in the December 9th crackdown last year, the wife of a detained Christian from Sichuan’s Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) has been longing to hear about the update of her husband’s More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
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China Continues to Prevent Pastor Wang Yi from Meeting His Lawyer

Imprisoned Pastor Wang Yi from Sichuan’s Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC) still has not been able to meet his lawyer, thanks to the Chinese government’s deliberate delays and obstruction. In the notice issued More...

By Guest Author On Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Pakistan Muslims attack Christian church during prayer, beating men and women

On July 23, Internal Salvation Church, a church located in Bhiki village in the Sheikhupura district of Punjab, was attacked by a mob of Muslim men. According to local reports, these men barged into the church during More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Iranian Christian women Mahrokh Kanbari get one year in prison over ‘propaganda’ charge

A 65-year-old Iranian woman named Mahrokh Kanbari was sentenced to a year in prison after being charged with “propaganda against the system.” She was originally arrested before Christmas on the charge of “acting More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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Christian, Illyong Ju Relatives of North Korean Defector Killed for Sharing Gospel

(International Christian Concern) –At the State Department’s religious freedom ministerial last week, a North Korean defector shared what it’s like to live as a Christian in North Korea, telling President More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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Indias Unregistered Churches Caught in the Crosshairs

(International Christian Concern) –“For the first time in 45 years, I feel like I don’t have the right to live as a Christian in my own country,” Pastor Sheeja Thomas, a house church leader in Hyderabad, More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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Iran refuses state attorney for Christians arrested in Rasht, sent to Evin Prison

Last year, Iran’s judiciary released a list of 20 state approved lawyers who would exclusively take on cases involving national security charges. Five Iranian Christians had their court hearing aborted on July More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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Pakistan denies Peter Jacob’s claim that 70 killed over blasphemy charges

In an interview with the Catholic News Service (CNS), Peter Jacob, the Executive Director of the Center for Social Justice in Pakistan, claimed that 70 people have been killed as a result of blasphemy accusations More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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North Korea executes Christians over the gospel, says defector Illyong Ju

At the State Department’s religious freedom ministerial last week, a North Korean defector shared what it’s like to live as a Christian in North Korea, telling President Donald Trump and about the execution More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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India: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi attacked over denial of lynchings

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, India’s Minister for Minority Affairs and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), recently claimed that the majority of mob lynchings reported in India were “concocted and fake.” More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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Philippines church reopens in the wake of deadly suicide bombing, Jonathan Luciano says it’s ‘inspiring’

A cathedral targeted in a suicide bombing attack in southern Philippines that killed 20 people and injured over 100 people has opened its doors, six months after the tragedy. Christian Today reports that last week, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 27th, 2019
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Chinese Court Upholds Pastor John Caos Prison Sentence

(International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on July 25, a court in China’s Yunnan province announced its decision to uphold Pastor John Cao’s seven-year prison More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 27th, 2019
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Muslim Hardliners Prevent Church in Jakarta from Holding Service

(International Christian Concern) –Despite having the required government permit, a protestant church in Jakarta has not been able to hold service, thanks to Muslim hard-liners’ protests and threats. The claim More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 27th, 2019
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Christian Teen, Suneha Sajid in Pakistan Accused of Crime to Cover up Sexual Assault

(International Christian Concern) –Suneha Sajid, a 14-year-old Christian girl, was falsely accused of stealing gold worth about 1,500,000 PKR ($9,312.00 USD) by her Muslim employer in Shahdara, Lahore on July More...


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