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China Releases Jailed Christians; Pastor Detained

July 9, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Two more Christians detainees from 'Nanle County Christian Church' (NCCC) in China's central Henan province have been released, just days after Pastor Zhang Shaojie was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, representatives confirmed Wednesday, July 9.

BREAKING NEWS: China’s Popular Pastor Zhang Sentenced To 12 Years Imprisonment

July 4, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

zhang shaojie in prisonBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Zhang Shaojie, the popular pastor of 'Nanle Country Christian Church' (NCCC) in China's central Henan province, has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment on charges of "fraud" and "gathering a crowd to disturb public order”, Christians confirmed Friday, July 4.

BREAKING NEWS: China Pastor Gong’s Health “Deteriorating” In Prison (BosNewsLife In-Depth)

July 3, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

House-church-movement-leader-Gong-ShengliangBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- The health of the jailed founder of one of China's largest evangelical house-church denominations is "rapidly deteriorating" and he may die due to a lack of medical care, his daughter and other Christians confirmed Thursday, July 3.

Sri Lanka Evangelicals Attacked By Angry Mobs

July 2, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

ap1107130542 (1)COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife)-- Evangelical Christians in heavily Buddhist Sri Lanka are facing attacks and death threats with authorities reluctant to intervene, according to the organization representing them. The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) documented several cases in recent weeks including in northwestern Mannar district .

Pakistan Halts Christian Exodus; Sri Lanka Detains Refugees

June 29, 2014

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

pakistan_christiansISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani authorities prevented more than one thousand "persecuted" Christians from fleeing Pakistan and hundreds of Christian asylum seekers have been detained in Sri Lanka, a well-informed source told BosNewsLife Sunday, June 29.

NEWS ALERT: Laos Church Leaders Charged With ‘Murder’ After Praying

June 26, 2014

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

laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Four church leaders and another Christian detained in southern Laos have been charged with "murder" because they prayed for a woman who embraced Christianity shortly before she died, a well-informed source told BosNewsLife Thursday, June 26.

BREAKING NEWS: Laos Detains Church Leaders Over Christian Funeral

June 24, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in southern Laos have detained four church leaders and another believer for organizing a Christian funeral service as part of a crackdown on Christianity in the area, rights activists told BosNewsLife Tuesday, June 24.

India Christian Couple Hacked To Death

June 21, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Police in eastern India was investigating Saturday, June 21, why a Tibetan couple was hacked to death after converting to Christianity.

Afghanistan Militants Detained Over Kidnapping Priest

June 5, 2014

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

prem_kumar1 (1)NEW DELHI/KABUL (BosNewsLife)-- Afghan security forces have detained three members of the Islamic Taliban group for their alleged involvement in kidnapping an Indian Jesuit priest working in western Herat province, officials said Thursday, June 5.

Group Frees Pakistan Christian Slaves From Brick Kiln

May 24, 2014

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent


ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Five Christian families have been freed after being held for more than two decades as slaves in a Muslim-run brick kiln in eastern Pakistan, Christian officials involved in the rescue operation told BosNewsLife
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