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Iran Detains Christian Women

March 31, 2009

Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

iranian-christians31TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two Iranian Christian women have been detained because of their Christian activities, supporters of the Iranian Christians said Tuesday, March 31.

NEWS WATCH: Prime Minister Claims Victory In Montenegro’s Election

March 30, 2009

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ap-milo-djukanovic-montenegro-190eng29mar091BUDAPEST/PODGORICA (BosNewsLife)-- Montenegro's Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic claimed victory in the Balkan country's general election Monday, March 30, and pledged to speed up its entry into the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Morocco Expels Christian Missionaries

March 29, 2009

By BosNewsLife News Center

moroc1RABAT, MOROCCO (BosNewsLife)-- Morocco said Sunday, March 29, it has expelled five Christian missionaries because they were "ilegally" trying to convert Muslims to Christianity.

Lawyer Prosecuted Turkish Christians Plans European Court Case

March 28, 2009

By BosNewsLife News Center

echr1ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- The lawyer of two Turkish Christians on trial for "insulting Turkishness” plans to take their case to the European Court of Human Rights after they were fined for taking "illegal" church offerings, trial observers said in comments monitored by BosNewsLife Saturday March 28.

India Government Urged To Tackle Deadly Violence

March 27, 2009

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

orissa_-_violenze_549_x_4242NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Human rights investigators have urged India's government to tackle extremist groups and to improve protection of the country's Christian minority after "the most severe anti-Christian violence seen in post-independence India," which killed scores of people and displaced thousands, mainly in the states of Orissa and Karnataka.

Chinese Christian Lawyer “Held Hostage” For 50 Days

March 26, 2009

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

gaoBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Abducted Chinese Christian human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng was missing 50 days on Thursday, March 26, amid "increasing concern for his life," human rights investigator said.

Family Missing Colombia Pastor Appeals For Help Amid Threats And Violence (BosNewsLife In-Depth)

March 25, 2009

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

pastorBOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BosNewsLife)-- The young family of a missing evangelical pastor in Colombia was still waiting Wednesday, March 25, for Colombian authorities to launch an official investigation into his disappearance six months ago, amid concerns he may be the latest victim of violence against Christian leaders in the South American country.

NEWS WATCH: Czech Republic Government Collapses After Losing Confidence Vote

March 24, 2009

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Czech Government FallsPRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech government has collapsed after losing a non-confidence vote in parliament late Tuesday, March 24. The vote came after the center right government of Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek was criticized for the way it handled the economic crisis and for supporting a controversial American anti-missile defense system.

NEWS ALERT: Plane Crashes Kill 16 In US, Japan (News Watch)

March 23, 2009

By BosNewsLife News Center

_45591380_grab226iWASHINGTON/TOKYO/BUDAPEST-- Officials on Monday, March 23, began investigating plane crashes in three countries which killed 16 people, most of them in United States, where aviation experts wanted to know why a single-engine plane plunged into a cemetery in the northwestern state of Montana.

Bulgaria To Appeal European Court Ruling In Orthodox Row

March 23, 2009

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest

836SOFIA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Bulgaria's government is planning to appeal a ruling of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), which found Bulgaria guilty of violating religious rights of over 100 Bulgarian Orthodox priests, bishops and lay-workers, who were violently thrown out of their churches, BosNewsLife learned Monday, March 23.
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