Pakistan: Court Validates Forced Conversion, Marriage of Christian Girl to Muslim
A high court ruling in Pakistan validating the marriage and forced conversion to Islam of a 14-year-old Christian girl has heightened fears that it will encourage others to commit such crimes, sources said.
Nigeria: Five Million Christians March to Protest Persecution
Following a three-day fast at the call issued by the Christian Association of Nigeria, an estimated five million people marched in 28 of Nigeria’s 36 states, to raise their voices against ongoing persecution of Christians in Nigeria.
A peace treaty after a 20-year border war between Eritrea and Ethiopia was supposed to be an end to the human rights abuse and persecution of all citizens under the tyrannical rule of Isaias Afwerki, but there is much to show otherwise.
Turkey: Elderly Christian Couple Missing for One Month
One month has passed since the disappearance of Hurmuz and Simoni Diril, an elderly Christian couple living in Turkey who were abducted by the PKK. There are no indications regarding their status nor whereabouts.
India: Pastor Falsely Accused of Destroying Hindu Idols
On February 9, members of a Hindu group attacked a small house church located in Uttar Pradesh, dropping Hindu idols and blaming the Christians for their decimation. As a result, the pastor and family were taken into police custody.
In the last two weeks, Burkina Faso has experienced two significant attacks against its people, contributing to the small Western African country being called the fastest-growing humanitarian crisis in Africa.
India: Christians in Southern Region Attacked, Harassed, and Displaced by Extremists
A mob of 100 extremists attacked the Christian homes of Banni Mardatti village. Using wooden clubs and sharp stones, the mob ransacked the homes, breaking windows and leaving several Christians severely wounded.