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NEWS ALERT: Eritrea Pastors Face Execution For “Treason”; Prayer Group Detained

May 31, 2008
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.

Iran Urged To Release Christians And Baha’i Leaders

May 30, 2008
TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A leading Christian rights group on Friday, May 30, demanded the "immediate release" of detained Baha’is and Christians in Iran, who it said, "have been arrested and held without charge" since early this month.

NEWS ALERT: Algeria Christians Facing Prison For “Non-Muslim Worship”

May 29, 2008
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 Says

May 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.

Vietnam Arrests Montagnard Christians For Refusing To Join Official Church

May 26, 2008
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.

Iran Launches Crackdown On Ex-Muslims; Several Detained, Homes Raided

May 25, 2008
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.

Pakistan Muslim Workers “Kidnap” Christian Colleague

May 24, 2008
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.

BREAKING NEWS: Christian Karen Rebel Leader Dies In Burma

May 23, 2008
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.

Hungary Starts Building Memorial To Jewish Mass Grave

May 23, 2008
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.
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