Eritrea Detains Christians After Evangelism Meeting By Visiting Pastor



By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ASMARA, ERITREA (BosNewsLife)-- Several Eritrean Christians involved in a recent evangelistic meeting in Eritrea remain behind bars while other believers are in hiding, Christians with close knowledge about the situation say.

Pakistan Police Sexually Abuse Cousin of Detained Christian



By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- The cousin of a Christian teenager detained in Pakistan for “blasphemy against Islam" remains in critical condition after he was beaten and forced by police to perform a sex act on his relative, officials and Christians confirmed.

‘Pakistan Christian Inmate Dies After Torture’

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man accused of involvement in the lynching of two Muslims after church bombings has died in a Pakistani prison under suspicious circumstances; an advocacy official told BosNewsLife.

Aid Group Building Homes For Homeless Christians In Bangladesh After Deadly Violence

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

DHAKA, BANGLADESH (BosNewsLife)-- A British Christian aid organization wants to build homes for the first group of thousands of homeless Christian Santal people in northern Bangladesh, a year after security forces destroyed their houses killing several villagers. "Next Monday will be the first anniversary of a night of terrible violence against Christians in Bangladesh when over 5,500 lost their homes and three were killed," Barnabas Fund told BosNewsLife.

Burma Jails Kachin Baptist Pastors

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
YANGON, BURMA (BosNewsLife)-- A Burmese court has sentenced two ethnic Kachin Baptist pastors to prison terms for "supporting rebels and defaming the military" after they guided journalists around a church which was bombed by the Burmese military, trial observers told BosNewsLife.