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.
NEWS ALERT: China Prevents Christians Of Helping Earth Quake Victims; Massive Arrests Reported, Group SaysMay 28, 2008
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.
MISSION WATCH: Burma’s Christians Await Miracle As US Pledges More Aid To Cyclone Victims (BosNewsLife In-Depth)May 27, 2008
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.
ATTOCK, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Muslim workers at an ammunition plant in Pakistan's tense North Western Frontier Province apparently kidnapped their Christian colleague, after he condemned anti-Christian remarks and allegedly responded with "blasphemous" comments about Islam, fellow Christians and family members told BosNewsLife.
YANGON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- The leader of a rebel group fighting for autonomy and more religious rights of Burma's predominantly Christian Karen community has died, a Christian humanitarian group confirmed Friday May 23.
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary on Friday, May 23, laid the foundation stone for a national memorial at the site of a World War Two mass grave of thousands of Jewish forced labour inmates.