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The executive director of Uzbekistan’s Bible Society is denying claims that people in Uzbekistan are prohibited from having Bibles in their homes. This comes not long after a Christian in Uzbekistan had religious literature confiscated and criminal charges brought against her for the illegal production, storage, import and distribution of religious literature.
(ICC)-International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the rescuers of Christian children taken captive by Islamic traffickers in Bangladesh are being accused of forcefully converting the children to Christianity.
The sentencing of a Lebanese Christian to lashings and imprisonment for converting a Saudi coworker puts the spotlight on the laws of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its firm resistance to reason or political persuasion.
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Burmese President Thein Sein was warmly welcomed by President Barack Obama to the White House on Monday even as reports of ‘severe’ human rights abuses, including persecution of Christian ethnic groups, continue to emerge. The historic visit was the first in almost fifty years by a national Burmese leader and came as a result of major political reforms made by President Thein Sein’s nominally civilian administration to a government dominated for more than five decades by a military junta.
One of the few remaining communist countries in the world, Vietnam is aggressively trying to stifle the cry of its people for increased human rights and freedoms, consequently furthering the persecution of Christians.
The south Indian state of Karnataka handed an absolute majority to the Left-of-Center Congress Party, giving Christians the hope of reprieve from the persecution suffered under the former rule of the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
After being falsely imprisoned for four and a half years in the murder case of a Hindu nationalist leader in eastern Orissa state, the hearing of seven Christian men has been delayed again, raising doubts over the authorities’ apathetic and indifferent attitude towards the minority in the region.
After an absurd sentencing of an American Christian to 15 years’ hard labor, North Korea shows no signs of releasing the U.S. tour operator, solidifying its reputation as the world’s worst persecutor of Christians.
Morocco’s highest religious authority has issued a fatwa calling for the execution of Muslims who leave Islam, raising questions about its possible outcomes and leaving Christian converts fearing for their lives.
A Christian schoolteacher detained for allegedly insulting Islam was released on bail by an Egyptian court on Tuesday. The case follows the arrests of dozens of Christians for blasphemy after Egypt’s 2011 revolution and adds to concerns that Islamists are using their newly gained power to stifle freedom of expression.
The kidnapping of Syria’s most senior Christian clerics highlights the severity of the conflict in the war-torn nation, inspiring a Christian exodus and threatening the very presence of the church in Syria.
Mystery surrounds the suspicious murder of a Catholic Priest in the southern city of Bangalore, even as police come under scrutiny for a slow investigation to find the culprits and the motive.
A new form of persecution seems to be emerging in Kazakhstan through staged attempts to frame and discredit Christians. In at least one such case, a pastor was forced to take his case public and speak out against the perpetrators.
Two men accused of helping a young woman flee Saudi Arabia after her conversion to Christianity were sentenced to prison terms and lashes with a whip by a Saudi court on Sunday.
More than 140 children have been rescued from Islamic training centers (madrassas) in the last nine months, with a majority of the children targeted because of their Christian faith. The females, accounting for nearly half of those rescued, report that they were used for forced labor and sex slavery.
A mosque in suburban Cairo was used by Islamic hardliners to terrorize a Christian and anti-Islamist protestors in suburban Cairo in March, activists said. Christians and liberals are growing increasingly concerned with the Muslim Brotherhood’s failure to protect religious minorities.
“We strongly urge the European Union to reconsider lifting economic sanctions on Burma until far more concrete steps have been taken to address blatant discrimination against religious minorities by the government, civilians, and the military. It appears that religious discrimination, which was institutionalized for more than half a century in Burma, remains endemic as well as pervasive. This can clearly be seen not only by the recent appalling violence against the Rohingya Muslim community but by the voluminous reports of ill-treatment of the country’s ethnic Christian communities, including the Karen, Chin, and Kachin.”
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the Supreme Ulema Council in Morocco published a fatwa this week calling for the death penalty for Muslims who abandon their religion. Christians are concerned that the edict, which has sparked controversy in the country, will be used to “harass” and “harm” the church if approved.
Despite Bangladesh being a relatively tolerant Islamic nation, the poverty-stricken Christians in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) are facing persecution from their communities, neighbors, families and human traffickers.
With restricted legal counsel, unhygienic conditions, hostile authorities and no active state protection Central Asian prisons – where Christians are often sent because of their faith – are the darkest corners of some of the most restrictive countries in the world.
The rise of Islamist politics in Egypt coincides with the recent spike in kidnapping of Christians, raising concerns over whether the new leadership has emboldened extremists and criminals to target Christians for persecution.
Yesterday marked the sixth anniversary of the brutal murders of three Christians in Turkey. Though five suspects were arrested numerous stall tactics have allowed the trial to lag on without a conviction.
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that seven expatriate Christians who were abducted in February by an Islamic militia group in Libya have been released and are now safe in their respective countries. The last Christian from the group landed in Cairo International Airport on Tuesday night.
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