Home Authors Posts by Barnabas Aid

Barnabas Aid

590 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
An Iranian pastor and four Christian converts from Islam have lost their appeals against jail terms and fines imposed because of their involvement in “house churches”. The court of appeal ruled that the defence had failed to meet the necessary criteria for...
Iranian authorities have detained a Christian couple at Evin Prison, Tehran. Homayoun Zhaveh, 63, and his wife Sara Ahmadi, 44, were detained after responding to a summons by the prison’s administrative office on 13 August. The couple had assumed they were being summoned...
The Supreme Court in Iran has refused three Christians a retrial following their convictions for “propaganda contrary to and disturbing to the holy religion of Islam”. Iranian-Armenian “house church” pastor Anooshavan Avedian, 60, was sentenced in April 2022 to ten years in...
Islamist militants beheaded two Christian men during an attack on a minibus in northern Mozambique. The attack took place on 30 July, near the village of Nova Zambézia in Macomia district, Cabo Delgado. The killings were claimed by the Islamic State (IS) of Mozambique,...
A shell fired by the Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) killed a 13-year-old girl and her father at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Demoso township, Kayah State, on Sunday 31 July. The girl, Margaret, died instantly when struck on the...
Three Nigerian Christian women kidnapped as teenagers by Boko Haram Islamist terrorists from a school in Chibok eight years ago have been found. They were recovered with their children by the Nigerian Army during operations against Boko Haram in Borno State...
Security forces in Iran have detained four Christian converts from Islam following a raid on a “house church” meeting on Sunday 26 June. The four were among those attending a church service in Neyshabur, north-eastern Iran. They have each been charged with “acting...
Four Sudanese Muslim-background believers have been charged with apostasy under a law previously abolished. The charges were made in accordance with Article 126 of Sudan’s Penal Code, which forbade apostasy from Islam. The penalty for apostasy under this article was death. Article 126,...
Seven Christians were killed in an attack by suspected Fulani militants in Plateau State on Sunday 31 July. Gunmen opened fire sporadically when invading Danda Chugwi community in Jos South Local Government Area at around 9pm. The National Publicity Secretary of the...
One of two church ministers abducted on 15 July in Kaduna State, Nigeria, has been killed by his captors, while the other was able to escape. John Cheitnum and Donatus Cleopas were captured in the church rectory at Yadin Gura village, Lere...