NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man falsely accused of involvement in Indiaâ€™s deadliest violence against Christians remained in jail in the Indian state of Orissa Friday, February 29, despite mounting pressure to release him, advocacy groups said.
BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Thirteen Christians, most of them teenagers, were in police custody in China's Xinjiang region Friday, February 29, after being detained on charges of involvement in an "illegal religious gathering," Christian rights investigators said.
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Some 16 Hungarians received one of Israel's highest honors for saving Jews during the Holocaust, but the ceremony in Budapest Thursday, February 28, was overshadowed by concerns over renewed anti Semitism in Hungary and other parts of Europe.
ALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- An elderly American pastor and former chairman of the Protestant Church of Algeria was preparing Thursday, February 28, to launch an appeal against plans by authorities to deport him from the country.
ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- An influential independent Christian rights group confirmed late Wednesday, February 27, that Eritrea has released dozens of evangelical Christians, but warned that some 2,000 other believers remain imprisoned in the African nation "due to their faith in Christ."
RANGOON/BANGKOK (BosNewsLife)-- Karen refugees from Burma, including many Christians, in Thailand and Malaysia braced themselves for more troubles Wednesday, February 27, after one of their key-leaders was assassinated and reports of abuse and deportations.
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Amnesty International said Tuesday, February 26, that Russia has clamped down on political freedoms ahead of a crucial presidential election on Sunday.
AMMAN, JORDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Jordan has expelled another group of foreign Christians for their alleged involvement in mission activities, including an Egyptian pastor with the Assemblies of God church in the city of Madaba â€“ one of five evangelical denominations registered with the government, a Christian news agency reported Tuesday, February 26.
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Hindu militants have threatened to wage fresh attacks against Christians in Indiaâ€™s troubled state of Orissa on Tuesday, February 26, Christian leaders said.
HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Vietnamese security police tortured and killed a Degar Montagnard Christian who was jailed for allegedly preaching the Gospel in Vietnam's Central Highlands and participating in-democracy rallies in 2004, an advocacy group representing him said Monday, February 25.