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China to Pass Controversial National Security Law for Hong Kong

May 23, 2020:

ICC has learned that the National People’s Congress in China will propose new legislation on national security to tighten its grip on the ruling of Hong Kong.

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Church and Mosque Demolition in Egypt Raises Tensions

May 21, 2020:

ICC has learned that on May 20, sectarian tensions surged in the Egyptian village of Kom Farag when the city council decided to demolish a church and mosque located next to each other.

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American Pastor Detained in India Finally Freed

May 19, 2020:

ICC has learned that Pastor Bryan Nerren, an American pastor detained in India since October 2019, is now free to return home to his family in the United States.

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Fulani Militants Kill Thirty in Nigeria

May 14, 2020:

ICC has learned that Fulani militants conducted a major attack, beginning late in the evening on May 11, on the community of Gonan Rogo in Nigeria, as well as four other villages.

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US Leaders Denounce Christian Persecution in Algeria

May 11, 2020:

International Christian Concern has learned that Congressman Doug Lamborn has delivered a letter to the Algerian government, calling attention to the increasing persecution of Christians in Algeria.

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Police Violently Raid House Church in China

May 04, 2020:

International Christian Concern has learned that on May 3, local authorities violently raided a house church in China’s Xiamen city in Fujian province during Sunday worship.

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Religious Persecution in India Highlighted by USCIRF’s 2020 Annual Report

April 29, 2020:

04/29/20 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the United States Commission on International […]

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USCIRF Designates Algeria as Religious Freedom Violator for First Time Ever

April 28, 2020:

ICC has learned that the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom added Algeria to its 2020 annual report on the world’s worst religious freedom violators.

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Iranian Christian Sentenced to Flogging and Prison

April 22, 2020:

ICC has learned that on April 21, 2020, Christian human rights activist Mary Fatima Mohammadi received a suspended prison sentence of three months by the Iranian government.

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State-Vetted Chinese Church Demolished on Easter

April 15, 2020:

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on April 12, Easter Sunday, a state-sanctioned church in China’s Qinghai province was demolished.

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