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BREAKING NEWS: Thousands of Hungarians Demonstrate Against “End of Democracy”

December 31, 2011
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of Hungarians demonstrated on New Years Eve against "the end of democracy" ahead of a new constitution and restrictive church law which will be enforced Sunday, January 1.

  

NEWS ALERT: Iran Frees Jailed Christian Executive After 287 Days

December 31, 2011

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian woman who was detained as part of Iran's crackdown on devoted Christian converts has been released after more than nine months imprisonment, but concerns remain over other jailed believers, BosNewsLife learned Saturday, December 31.

 

NEWS ALERT: Laos Tortures, Fines, Church Leaders For ‘Violating Customs’

December 30, 2011

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in southern Laos have fined seven regional church leaders for "violating local customs and beliefs" after torturing them for some two weeks, Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife Friday, December 30.

NEWS ALERT: Hungary Approves Restrictive Church Law Amid Evangelical Protests

December 30, 2011

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hundreds of protesting pastors and other evangelical Christians failed Friday, December 30, to prevent the adoption of the European Union's most restrictive church law, limiting the number of faith groups recognized, and supported, by the state.

 

Hindu Militants Attack India Evangelicals; Several Injured

December 30, 2011

By BosNewsLife Southeast Asia Correspondent Santosh Digal reporting from India

BANGALORE, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Hindu militants twice attacked evangelical Christians in India's southern state of Karnataka, injuring several believers, including women and children, Christians told BosNewsLife Friday, December 30.

 

NEWS WATCH: US, EU Express Concern About Hungary’s ‘Crackdown’ on Democracy

December 29, 2011

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife


BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's government says it has received a letter from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in which she reportedly expresses concerns about a perceived crackdown on democratic freedom in the country, more than two decades after Hungary threw out the Communist regime. The letter arrived just days after the European Commission urged Hungary to withdraw legislation that critics claim will lead to a government takeover of the Central Bank.

 

‘Laos Forces Christian Mourners To Cease Practicing Faith’, official

December 28, 2011

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

VIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities "forced" Christian mourners in southern Laos "to cease practicing their Christian faith" in order to bury a Christian family member, a key human rights official told BosNewsLife Wednesday, December 28.

Pakistan Christian Man, Family Hiding After Blasphemy Charges

December 27, 2011

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife )-- A Christian man who spent more than three years in a Pakistani jail on "false charges of blasphemy against Islam" was hiding with his family in Pakistan's Punjab province Tuesday, December 27, after police briefly detained him again, a friend and human rights official told BosNewsLife.

 

Nigeria Christians Mourn Dozens Killed In Church Blasts

December 26, 2011

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

ABUJA, NIGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Nigerian Christians mourned their dead Monday, December 26, after at least 35 people died in a Christmas Day bombing at a Catholic Church and at least four others in similar blasts.

 

 

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Christmas Church Attacks Kill 39; Pope Prays For Peace (Wrap)

December 25, 2011

By BosNewsLife Africa Service

ABUJA/VATICAN CITY (BosNewsLife)-- A Muslim sect has claimed responsibility for a powerful bomb blast that hit a Catholic church on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital Abuja during a Christmas service, killing at least 39 people.
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