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