A Christian educator accompanying students to a Bible institute in India was arrested and charged with human trafficking and fraudulent conversion.
Forcible removal of church crosses is resuming in an apparent government plan to eradicate Christian symbols in China.
Thirty-seven Christians were among those killed in a three-week span of violence in Nigeria’s Benue State.
Three times in three weeks this summer, Christians were accused of blaspheming Islam, leading other Christians to flee their homes in Pakistan for fear of retribution.
“They knew he would get bail on merit, which is why they deliberately kept him from appearing before the judge,” attorney says.
“I am unquestionably innocent of the charges against me,” said Yuri Sipko, who is accused of slandering the Russian military and posting “fake news” online.
Several churches and homes were burned in Pakistan on Wednesday (Aug. 16) in violence sparked by allegations that a Christian man had desecrated a Quran.
“We may never know this side of heaven exactly how all those pieces fell into place,” said Todd Nettleton, VOM’s spokesperson.
Religious freedom advocates protest Chinese lawyer’s detention in Laos. More than 80 groups demand his release as he faces deportation to China.