India: Pastor Beaten by Mob of Extremists in Police Station
A Christian pastor in India’s Chhattisgarh state was attacked and beaten by a mob of radical Hindu nationalists while in a police station in Raipur, causing the Christian community concern for their safety.
Uganda: Muslim Father Kills Son for His Christian Faith, Sources Say
The Muslim father of a 20-year-old convert to Christianity in Uganda on Sunday (Aug. 15) killed him for refusing to recant his faith. He was arrested and charged not with murder, but with the lesser crime of manslaughter.
China: Police Raid House Church, Arrest 28 Members
Early Rain Covenant Church (ERCC), the heavily persecuted house church in China, was once again violently raided by the local authorities in Chengdu. Twenty-eight members, including 10 children from a small group, were taken away during a worship service.
Pakistan: Gunmen Break into Home, Beat Two Christian Girls and Kidnap One
On August 9, 16-year-old Muqdus Nadeem was kidnapped at gunpoint while at her home in the village of Peer Mehal in Pakistan’s Punjab province. She and her sister, both beaten, were alone in the house when five men broke in.
Uganda: Mother Beaten Unconscious for Leaving Islam, Marrying Christian
A mother of four children in eastern Uganda remains in pain after her Muslim father beat her and forced her to take mosquito repellant when he learned that she had left Islam and her Muslim husband and married a Christian, sources said.
India: Chief Justice Condemns Human Rights Violations by Police
Indian Chief Justice Nuthalapati Ramana said that the country’s police stations are the country’s most dangerous places for threats to human rights, grabbing international headlines. “The threat to human rights and bodily integrity are the highest in police stations,” said Ramana.
Nigeria: Father and Seven-Year-Old Son Beheaded by Islamists
According to a news source, Thomas Wollo, 46, and Nggwe Thomas, seven, were attacked and beheaded by some herdsmen close to their home in Tafigana village, while returning from a choir practice on Sunday.
Nigeria: Islamists Attack Funeral of Boy they Killed, Terrorize Christian Community
Celina Ishaku’s son was murdered by the same Islamist group that killed her husband two years ago. At the son’s funeral, an ICC contact in attendance reported that Fulani Militants attacked once again, shooting mourners.