ASMARA/LONDON/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- At least four prominent Protestant pastors in Eritrea faced another day of uncertainty Saturday, May 31, after government officials said the church leaders may receive the death penalty for "treason", while dozens of other believers were detained in recent days, a well-informed advocacy group reported.
TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A leading Christian rights group on Friday, May 30, demanded the "immediate release" of detained Bahaâ€™is and Christians in Iran, who it said, "have been arrested and held without charge" since early this month.
ALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Algeria's public prosecutor has demanded that six Algerian Christians be sentenced to two years imprisonment for meeting in a friends home and allegedly distributing Christian materials to Muslims, rights investigators monitoring the trial said Thursday, May 29.
BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- An influential American ecumenical alliance accused China on Wednesday, May 28, of preventing Christians to help survivors of the recent earthquake, and said reports suggested a "sudden increase" in detentions of 'house church' believers across the country.
RANGOON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- The United States on Tuesday, May 27, condemned a decision by the military government of Burma to extend the detention of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, but said it remains committed to over $20 million to Burmese cyclone relief amid reports that Christians are among those who have been denied aid.
HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Vietnamese security forces have detained a Christian leader as part of a major crackdown on Degar Montagnard Christians who refuse to join the Communist government backed church, their representative told BosNewsLife Monday, May 26.
TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Several members of Iran's rapidly expanding underground church remained behind bars Sunday, May 25, as part of a police crackdown on Muslim converts to Christianity, several Christian sources said.