Understanding Persecution

Press Releases

New Myanmar Report Explores History and Future of Eight Religious Minority Groups

June 16, 2021:

International Christian Concern (ICC) has released a new report,  Caught in the Crossfire: Myanmar’s Christian Minorities Under Tatmadaw Rule.


Three Killed in Kenya During Ambush of Two Buses

June 09, 2021:

International Christian Concern has learned that two passenger buses driving along the Mandera-Nairobi route in Kenya were ambushed on June 7 by Somali-based al-Shabaab militants.


High Court in Pakistan Acquits Christian Couple on Death Row for Blasphemy

June 03, 2021:

ICC has learned that the Lahore High Court has acquitted Shafqat Emmanuel and his wife Shagufta Kausar, two Christians sentenced to death under Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.


52-Year-Old Christian Shot and Killed by Radical Hindu Nationalists in India

May 20, 2021:

International Christian Concern learned that a 52-year-old Christian was shot dead in an attack on a Christian family by radical Hindu nationalists in India’s Rajasthan state.


Church Attacked and Desecrated in Eastern Turkey

May 14, 2021:

Incident Occurs in Same Village Where Priest’s Parents Were Kidnapped   05/14/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) […]


State Department Releases International Religious Freedom Report

May 13, 2021:

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of State published their International Religious Freedom (IRF) Report for 2020, outlining the status of religious freedom and persecution around the world.


Terrorist Group Allegedly Murdered Four Christian Farmers in Central Sulawesi

May 12, 2021:

Victims Stabbed to Death, One Beheaded 05/12/2021 Indonesia (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on May 11, […]


Turkish Airstrikes Displace Iraqi Christian Villages

May 10, 2021:

International Christian Concern has learned that by May 8, 2021, two Christian villages in Iraq’s Dohuk Province were reportedly abandoned because of Turkish bombardments.


ERCC Preacher Arrested after Officiating Funeral

May 08, 2021:

Beijing Has Targeted Multiple Church Leaders Nationwide 05/08/2021 China (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on […]


Civilian Armenian POW Faces Terrorism Charges in Azerbaijan

May 06, 2021:

ICC learned that on May 5, 2021, Azerbaijan approved an indictment against Armenian-Lebanese Vicken Euljekjian, a civilian prisoner of war captured when Azerbaijan invaded Nagorno-Karabakh and seized new territory.