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NEWS ALERT: Eritrean Christian Dies In Prison Camp

July 29, 2009

By BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent Eric Leijenaar with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

eritrea_containers3ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man has died in one of Eritrea's notorious military prison camps, the ninth believer known to have perished in detention in the African nation, a Christian aid and advocacy group told BosNewsLife.

NEWS ALERT: Trial Of Detained Chinese Uyghur Christian To Start Tuesday

July 27, 2009

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

christianBEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Uyghur Christian prisoner Alimujiang Yimiti was to appear in front of a Chinese court Tuesday, July 28, on what human rights groups have described as “false charges” of “revealing state secrets or intelligence to overseas organizations,” but his wife and children are not allowed to monitor the hearing, Christians said.

Turkey Christians Fear No Justice For Killers Of Publishers

July 26, 2009

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

1christianmartyrs002ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Turkish Christians fear those responsible for murdering three Christian publishers will not face justice and that authorities will be unable to tackle “structural injustice” towards the country's Christian minority, trial observers said.

Chinese Christians Sue Authorities Over Detentions, Raids

July 25, 2009

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent, BosNewsLife

cn-shaanxi-sm2BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in China's Shaanxi Province are suing law enforcement authorities for “illegally” detaining and fining them and confiscating their personal properties, in a case that could impact house churches, an advocacy group said Friday, July 25.

NEWS WATCH: OSCE Blasts ‘Vote Buying’ During Kyrgyzstan Election

July 24, 2009

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ap_kyrgyzstan_osce_denino_k1BISHKEK/BUDAPEST-- The organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or OSCE, said Friday, July 25, that Kyrgyzstan's presidential wass overshadowed by widespread irregularities to ensure victory of the incumbent leader Kurmanbek Bakiyev.

BREAKING NEWS: Muslim Militants Kill Convert In Somalia–report

July 22, 2009

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

SOMALIA/MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Somalia faced a tense day Tuesday, July 21, after Al Shabaab Islamist rebels shot and killed Mohammed Sheikh Abdiraman because he converted from Islam to Christianity, witnesses said.

China Releases Christian Students, Teachers Remain Detained

July 21, 2009

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

china2BEIJING. CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Tree of the five Christians arrested on July 13 in a Christian youth camp raid in Tengzhou city of Shandong province have been released, an advocacy group said Tuesday, July 21.

China Forces Raid Bible School

July 20, 2009

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

imag106BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Security forces raided a Bible school in eastern China run by the vice-president of the Chinese House Church Alliance (CHCA) and briefly detained a dozen people, a Christian advocacy group said Monday July 20.

BREAKING NEWS: Prominent Vietnam Pastor Flees Encircled Home; Wife Beaten, Dissidents

July 20, 2009

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

6940HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- A prominent Mennonite pastor and religious rights advocate has escaped from his besieged home in central Vietnam after "several months of police encirclement" to seek "help, food and medication" for his children and frail wife, who has been abused by police, dissidents said in messages obtained by BosNewsLife Monday, July 20.

100,000 Protest Detention Chinese Christian Lawyer

July 17, 2009

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

lawyerBEIJING/WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- A petition calling for the release of a prominent Christian human rights lawyer, which was signed by some 100,000 people around the world, has been delivered to the Chinese embassy in Washington and the U.S. State Department, organizers said Friday, July 17.
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