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An Iranian Christian convert from Islam has been released mid-way through his ten-year prison sentence. Naser Navard Goltapeh, 61 years old, has served nearly five years in Evin Prison for “acting against national security with the intention to overthrow the regime”. Naser was...
Two worshippers were killed when gunmen stormed into a church in Kogi State, Nigeria on Sunday 16 October. Three others were wounded and are receiving treatment at a local medical centre. “Kogi is no longer safe,” said a witness who hid as the...
Gunmen abducted worshippers from a church service and other residents of Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria, in a raid on 13 September. In total 43 people were kidnapped by the suspected Islamists. In a statement, President of the Southern Kaduna...
The monarch of the Christian-majority Atyap Chiefdom in Nigeria’s Middle Belt, Dominic Yahaya, has revealed that 245 people have been killed and 623 houses razed by suspected Fulani Islamist militants in recent years. Yahaya, who holds the traditional title Agwatyap of the...
A pastor in Plateau State, Nigeria, was abducted by gunmen on the evening of Sunday 11 September. Pastor Bun Fon Dong was taken from his home in the Ganawuri community of Riyom Local Government Area. His wife, who tried to free him from...
The Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw, has laid mines around a church in Shan State which it occupied for several days in early September. The interior of the church building, in the town of Moebye, showed signs of occupation. Rows of...
A Christian convert from Islam has been sentenced to death by the Court of Appeal in Misrata, north-west Libya. The man became a Christian around four years ago, and has been arrested several times since then by Libyan militias who act as...
At least eight Christians have been killed by Islamic State (IS)-affiliated terrorists in attacks across northern Mozambique in September. Six were killed in three attacks in three days in Nampula Province. On 6 September terrorists from IS-affiliated organisation Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jama,...
An Egyptian Christian father and son have been shot dead by Islamist terrorists in the Sinai peninsula. The shooting happened outside the village of Gelbana, near the town of al-Qantara Sharq in mid-west Sinai, on 30 August. Salama Moussa Waheeb and his son...
The Supreme Court of Pakistan in Islamabad has granted bail to three Christians charged with “blasphemy” in separate cases. Sanitary worker Salamat Mansha Masih was bailed on 23 August. He was originally arrested in February 2021 while working for Lahore Waste Management...