Iran Detains Azeri, Iranian Evangelicals


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

imagesTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Relatives and friends say three Azeri Christians and an Iranian Christian remain behind bars in Tehran, nearly a month after they were detained as part of a larger government-backed crackdown on evangelicals. Seperately, Iranian authorities released Amin Khaki from Ahvaz Prison, after he served part of a one-year sentence for "spreading Christianity" in this strict Islamic nation, supporters told BosNewsLife.

Group Warns Of Plan 'To Wipe Out Nigerian Christians' Amid New Church Attacks

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife Special Correspondent Paul Jongas
in Nigeria and BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
Rioting-Muslim-YouthsABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- The chief of an umbrella group representing many of Nigeria's numerous denominations has urged the government to stop an alleged Islamists plan to "wipe out Christians" in the African nation,
where a church was attacked by angry Muslims just days after a Christian preacher was hacked to death.

More Violence Feared After Nigeria Evangelist Is Hacked To Death By Militants

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
pastorpreacherABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- An umbrella group of key churches in Nigeria has warned Christians in the African nation of more attacks after a Christian preacher and mother of seven was hacked to death by suspected Muslim militants while she was publicly speaking about faith in Jesus Christ in a suburb of Abuja, the capital.

Nepal To Prosecute Evangelical Christians For Spreading Bibles

By Mark H.J. Fino, BosNewsLife Special Asia Correspondent

KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Seven evangelical lay Christians 532d357f84add.preview-300 Christians and a pastor who were detained and allegedly mistreated in Nepal after being caught handing out Bibles to children have been released but could face a trial for "proselytizing", church sources told BosNewsLife.

'Sudan Frees 14 Evangelical Christians After Prayer Appeal'


By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

Sudan School BombedKHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Fourteen evangelical Christians who were detained in a Sudanese government-backed
raid on their congregation and school have been released after paying huge fines in the impoverished African nation, their supporters told BosNewsLife.