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India: Christian Boy, 14, Clinging to Life after Burn Attack

A 14-year-old Christian boy in eastern India is fighting for his life a month after suspected Hindu extremists threw flammable liquid on him and set him on fire.

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Eritrea: Elderly Pastors Imprisoned for their Faith

In late July, Pastor Girmay Araya (75) and Pastor Samuel Okbamichael (74) were arrested and taken from their homes in the middle of the night and have yet to be released.

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Pakistan: Gunmen Attack Pentecostal Church in Pakistan Leaving Several Injured

According to Asia News, a Pentecostal church near Lahore Pakistan was attacked last Sunday by several unidentified assailants wielding military-style weapons.

 

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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.

 

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Pakistan: Muslim Gunmen Wound at least Four Christians

Muslims in an area of Lahore, Pakistan on Monday (Sept. 6) fired high-powered weapons at the homes of Christians, wounding a pregnant woman and at least three other people.

 

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Uganda: Muslim Extremists Kill 19-Year-Old Christian in Boat for His Faith

Dante Tambika, also known as Patrick, was beaten and strangled to death near Nankodo 3 village, Nankodo Sub-County, on Aug. 31 after he and friends went out on Lake Lemwa.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nigeria: 37 Christians Murdered by Jihadists

Thirty-seven Christians were brutally murdered late Tuesday night in Yelwan Zangam community, Jos North LGA, Plateau State.

The attack is suspected to be perpetrated by jihadist Fulani herdsmen who went house to house killing residents.

 

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India: Christians Jailed after Hindus Attack Them for Visiting Widower

Three Christians are in jail after hard-line Hindus in northern India last week beat two of them, both pastors, and a Hindu they were comforting in the loss of his family to COVID-19.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Read more:  International Christian Concern

 

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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.

 

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Pakistan: Another Christian Girl Raped at School

According to local sources, a 3-year-old Christian girl in Pakistan was raped at a school in the Raiwind neighborhood of Lahore. This report comes less than a month after a similar incident involving an 8-year-old Christian girl was reported.

 

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India: Pastor Brutally Beaten by Radical Hindu Nationalists

A pastor in India’s Madhya Pradesh state was brutally beaten by radical Hindu nationalists. The radicals reportedly justified their attack by falsely accusing the pastor of forcefully converting poor tribal people to Christianity.

 

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Azerbaijan: Armenian Captains Face Ongoing Crimes

Nine months after Azerbaijan’s genocidal invasion of the Armenian Republic of Artsakh in the South Caucuses, government leaders of Azerbaijan and Turkey brag about continued hostage holding and persecution.

Read more: International Christian Concern

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Azerbaijan: Country Doubles Down on Religious Freedom

This past month Azerbaijan’s President and National Assembly passed new Religion Law and Administrative Code regulations which placed tighter restrictions and oversight on the rights and affairs of religious communities.

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Iran: Christian Converts Sentenced Under New Sectarianism Law

A new law stating that “any deviant education or propaganda that contradicts or interferes with the sacred Islamic shari’a, will be severely punished,” is being used to convict Christian converts and suppress religious freedom.

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