Girl in Tajikistan Publicly Beaten for Converting to Christianity

TAJIKISTAN: Young Convert Suffers Severe Persecution

ICC Note:

A girl in Tajikistan has been horribly persecuted for her faith, and has now gone radio silent. When her Muslim family discovered that she converted from Islam to Christianity they burned her Bible and even beat her publicly.

06/26/2013 Tajikistan (CIC)- Nadia, a recent Christian convert in Tajikistan, is experiencing severe persecution at the hands of her Muslim family members. Nadia converted from Islam to Christianity in 2011 and was then baptized. After her mother found out, she beat Nadia, burned her Bible, and tore her clothing. Nadia tried to run away, but her brothers found her. They shaved her head, gave her a public beating, and then locked her in the house. When she ran away a second time, they unfortunately caught her again.

Nadia called a Voice of the Martyrs contact on June 9th, sobbing, saying that her family had beaten her again, this time for hours, and forced her to say the Muslim statement of faith. The VOM contact has since been unable to reach Nadia by phone as her family most likely had it disconnected.

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