Brunei Christians Fear Harsh Islamic Law


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife
Asia Service
STAATSBEZOEK BRUNEIBANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, BRUNEI (BosNewsLife)-- Brunei's devoted Christians face a potential crackdown after the sultan introduced harsh Islamic punishments, including flogging and stoning to death, but Western nations appear reluctant to intervene. It is not clear when and if the law will impact commercial relations with key trading partners Netherlands and Britain, despite concerns raised within the United Nations.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Militants Kill ‘Blasphemy’ Lawyer’; Christians Fear Attacks


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

rehmanISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists feared for their lives Thursday, May 8, after officials confirmed that gunmen posing as clients shot dead a prominent human rights lawyer defending a professor accused of blasphemy against Islam.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Appeals Court May Uphold Christian Woman’s Death Sentence


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

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ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A senior advocacy official remained concern Saturday, April 12, that a Pakistani appeals court will confirm the death sentence of Christian woman Asia Bibi, who has been charged with blasphemy against Islam.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Court Hears Appeal Christian Woman Against Death Sentence


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

ISLAMABAD, asia_bibiPAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court will hear the appeal of a Christian woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy against Islam after the hearing was postponed twice, Catholic sources told BosNewsLife Monday, March 24.