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Bhutan Pastors Sentenced To Prison For Receiving Funds

September 16, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

bhutanTHIMPHU, BHUTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Bhutan were in a state of shock Tuesday, September 16, after a court sentenced two pastors to long prison terms for receiving funds for their activities, though one church leader was "temporarily" freed, friends said.

Nepal Frees Pastor After Two Years Jail For Eating Beef

September 10, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

newsofap.com4c73516f829cdkathmandu-nepalKATHMANDU, NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian pastor was free Wednesday, September 10, after spending nearly two years behind bars in Nepal "for eating beef" amid growing pressure on Christians in the predominantly Hindu nation, rights activists confirmed.

Sri Lanka Deporting Pakistani Christians Despite Possible Death Sentence

September 9, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

Asia Bibi faces death sentence on blasphemy charges.ISLAMABAD/COLOMBO (BosNewsLife)-- Sri Lanka has begun sending Pakistani asylum seekers, including Christians, back to their home country where they may face the death penalty for blasphemy against Islam, rights investigators and United Nations officials say.

Pope Francis Korea Visit Highlights Christian Persecution

August 29, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

north-korean-christians-during-a-prayer-meetingSEOUL, KOREA (BosNewsLife)-- A five-day visit by Pope Francis to South Korea has highlighted the plight of persecuted Christians in the region, including two detained Americans and a South Korean, who have been held in neighboring North Korea for their Christian activities, activists said.

‘China Removes Church Crosses In Crackdown'; 5 Injured

August 28, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

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BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Chinese security forces violently removed two more church crosses in China's eastern coastal province of Zhejiang, injuring five senior church members, as part of a wider crackdown in the region, rights activists say.

Health Scare Overshadows Release Chinese Lawyer Gao Zhisheng

August 17, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife


Emaciated-Gao-ZhishengBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- The wife of Chinese Christian human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has urged the American government to allow him into the United States to receive medical treatment after years of alleged prison mistreatment.

North Korea Underground Christians “Omitted” From Church Summit

August 12, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

north-korea1PYONGYANG/SEOUL (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea's "underground Christians" were "omitted" from a "historic" North-South church summit involving church leaders from South Korea and dozens of other countries in Geneva, Switzerland, a mission official complained Tuesday, August 12.

BREAKING NEWS: Prominent Pakistan Christian Activist Survives Shooting

August 10, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

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ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A prominent Christian rights lawyer in Pakistan says has survived another apparent assassination attempt by suspected Islamic militants.
Sardar Mushtaq Gill told BosNewsLife that attackers began shooting around his home late Saturday, August 9, at 22.40 p.m. local time, while his younger brother and two other men were standing in the front door.

BREAKING NEWS: China Release Christian Lawyer Gao Zhisheng

August 8, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

Emaciated-Gao-ZhishengBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- One of China's most prominent Christian rights lawyers, was with family Friday, August 8, after he was released from prison, his brother confirmed. Gao Zhiyi said Gao left the Xinjiang prison early Thursday local time and was now at his father-in-law's home in Urumqi, ending years of imprisonment.

Laos Find Christians Not Guilty Of Murder

August 7, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
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VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Five Christians accused of "murdering" a Christian convert and organizing an illegal funeral for her in southern Laos were found "not guilty by prosecutors, but authorities refused to release them, a rights official told BosNewsLife Thursday, July 7.
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