NEWS ALERT: Iran Pastor, Christians Facing Long Prison Term and Lashes

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Christians have urged prayers for Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who was acquitted of apostasy in 2012 after being sentenced to death by hanging, and three other believers after they were forced to stand trial on charges of “action against national security", activists told BosNewsLife.

Egypt Detains 4 Christians Over Deadly Violence

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service


CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Four Coptic Christian men who were in one of Egypt's main churches when it was attacked by an angry Muslim crowd have been jailed, though they were innocent, Christian rights activists said Saturday, April 13.

Several Detained In Iran Crackdown On House Church Movement, Christianity

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Several Iranian Christians remained behind bars Tuesday, February 28, including an elderly frail woman, after security forces launched a "systematic series of arrests in different parts of Iran" to "counter the growth of Christianity and the house church movement"Iranian Christians said.


NEWS ALERT: China Detains More House Church Leaders

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

housechurch1BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Over a dozen Chinese house church leaders faced another day of detention Saturday, and some of them the prospect of years imprisonment, after security forces raided a house church in China's Sichuan province, Christians said. There was also concern over the whereabouts of a prominent human rights lawyer after a Chinese official spoke about his alleged kidnapping by security forces.