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North Korea and North East China Step Up Surveillance

With reports of increased surveillance and pressure on North Korean defectors in China, an Open Doors researcher confirms that the situation is deteriorating.

An Open Doors researcher who wished to remain anonymous for their safety said: “We can confirm that there is intense surveillance in both North Korea and North East China. It seems that the North Korean and Chinese governments are workin...

25 Jun 2019

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Miracles Happen! Attacked for Distributing Gideon Bibles | Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury | India

Professor K. Anjaneya Swamy is a first generation convert from the Vysya Brahmin community, who came to Lord Jesus through a Gideon Bible. He was a faculty at City College near High Court. After his miraculous encounter with Jesus, he gave up everything to serve God.

He was actively involved in distrubuting Gideon Bibles all acoss Hyderabad, the capital city of Telangana in Southern India. On ...

13 Jun 2019

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Pastor Koh Abduction | God Will Turn Evil Plans for Good | Malaysia

The Malaysian Home Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin, announced that a special taskforce will investigate the abduction of Pastor Koh following a report carried out by SUHAKAM that concluded that his disappearance was executed by State agents.

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, SUHAKAM (Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia), announced last month that the panel was of the unanimous view that ...

03 Jun 2019

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Victory! Miracle halts Azeem Wazir's deportation | Home office grants discretionary leave

Azeem Wazir who faced the death penalty if he was deported to Pakistan is celebrating the reversal of the Home Office decision and giving thanks to God.

Azeem Wazir was accused of 'dishonouring the religion of Islam, prophets, Quran and Muhammad' and a fatwah was placed against him because of his protests against the Blasphemy law and his involvement in the campaign 'Stop Killing Christians'.


28 May 2019

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Eritrea Christian Clampdown Ahead of Independence Day

Eritrea has arrested more than 140 Christians who were meeting in private in the capital Asmara. Fourteen children are among the 141 detained, after the authorities raided a Christian gathering in Mai Temenai.The crackdown comes ahead of Eritrea’s Independence Day on May 24. Contacts of Release International, which supports persecuted Christians around the world, say the streets are filled with...

21 May 2019

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Bishop of Truro's Interim Report on Christian Persecution for the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt asked the Bishop of Truro to carry out a review into global Christian persecution. The bishop found "widespread evidence showing that Christians are by far the most widely persecuted religion" and that religious persecution is a "global phenomenon that is growing in scale and intensity."

The persecution of Christians in the Middle East and Africa had reached such ...

20 May 2019

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"Please remember us" | Islamist attack on Burkina Faso church leaves 6 dead

Gunmen attacked a church in northern Burkina Faso last Sunday, killing six people. The attackers, numbering between 20 and 30, stormed into a church celebration last Sunday in Dablo in northern Burkina Faso, killing six people before setting the church on fire.

This is the third attack on a church in five weeks in the country, forming part of an upsurge in violence against Christians in the br...

19 May 2019

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Pakistani Christian Girls Trafficked to China as Brides

GUJRANWALA, Pakistan — Muqadas Ashraf was just 16 when her parents married her off to a Chinese man who had come to Pakistan looking for a bride.

She is one of hundreds of poor Christian girls who have been trafficked to China in a market for brides that has swiftly grown in Pakistan since late last year, activists say. Brokers are aggressively seeking out girls for Chinese men, sometimes even...

15 May 2019

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Urgent call on Home Secretary to stop deportation of Pakistani Christian campaigner facing a fatwah

Azeem Wazir has been accused of 'dishonouring the religion of Islam, prophets, Quran and Muhammad' and a fatwah was placed against him because of his protests against the Blasphemy law and his involvement in the campaign 'Stop Killing Christians'.

If Azeem is deported his family expect him to be incarcerated and charged with blasphemy which carries the death penalty. Azeem's own fear is that I...

12 May 2019

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Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi reunites with her daughters in Canada

Revelation TV are thankful to God for the news of Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi’s arrival in Canada, following eight years in prison on blasphemy charges and six months in protective custody following her acquittal.

Henrietta Blyth, CEO of Open Doors UK and Ireland, said: “We are overjoyed that after years of unjust imprisonment and uncertainty while under protective custody, this devout Chri...

08 May 2019

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