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India State Charges Jailed Christian With Sparking Deadly Violence

February 29, 2008
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man falsely accused of involvement in India’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.

China Police Detaining Children For Attending Bible Study

February 29, 2008
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.

Anti Semitism Overshadows Award Ceremony In Hungary

February 28, 2008
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.

Algeria Expels American Protestant Pastor

February 28, 2008
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.

Eritrea Releases Christian Prisoners; Torture Continues Elsewhere

February 27, 2008
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."

Burma’s Christian Karen Refugees Mourn Assassinated Leader

February 27, 2008
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.

NEWS WATCH: Amnesty Rebukes Putin for Curtailing Rights

February 27, 2008
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.

Jordan Expels More Foreign Christians

February 26, 2008
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 – one of five evangelical denominations registered with the government, a Christian news agency reported Tuesday, February 26.

BREAKING NEWS: Hindu Militants Threaten New Attacks In Orissa

February 25, 2008
NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Hindu militants have threatened to wage fresh attacks against Christians in India’s troubled state of Orissa on Tuesday, February 26, Christian leaders said.

NEWS ALERT: Vietnam Police “Kill” Degar Christian Prisoner

February 25, 2008
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.
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