BREAKING: ‘Released Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi On Way To Netherlands’, Sources Say

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ISLAMABAD/AMSTERDAM (BosNewsLife)-- Asia Bibi, the Christian woman who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan, was reportedly on her way to The Netherlands after her release from jail following a recent acquittal of blasphemy. Bibi's lawyer Saif-ul-Malook, who already fled to The Netherlands, confirmed reports about her release on Wednesday, November 8, through a Dutch-based foundation helping persecuted Christians.

NEWS ALERT: European Parliament Demands Withdrawal Pakistan Blasphemy Laws


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

asiabibiISLAMABAD/STRASBOURG (BosNewsLife)-- The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday, November 26, urged Pakistan to withdraw blasphemy laws after a Christian mother of five lost her appeal against the death penalty

Ireland Urged To Tackle Growing Persecution of Christians


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

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STRASBOURG,FRANCE (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian Europarliamentarian has urged Ireland to use its European Union presidency to tackle the world's "growing persecution of Christians."

Dutch MPs Cancel Egypt Trip Over “Ethnic Cleansing” Row


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with reporting from the Netherlands

AMSTERDAM/CAIRO (BosNewsLife)-- A visit to Egypt by the Dutch parliament's foreign affairs committee has been canceled because lawmaker Raymond de Roon from anti-Islam Freedom Party (PVV) was refused a visa after accusing Cairo of "the ethnic cleansing" of minority Christians.

Europe Condemns Crackdown On Coptic Christians In Egypt, Syria


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

CAIRO/BRUSSELS (BosNewsLife)-- The European Parliament (EP) has condemned violence against Coptic Christians in Egypt, after at least 25 were killed and more than 300 wounded by security forces in Cairo during a peaceful protest earlier this month, a key legislator told BosNewsLife Friday, October 28.

EU Urged To Make Religious Freedom Priority After Deadly Clashes


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian member of the European Parliament has urged the European Union's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, to make more rights for Egyptian Christians, also known as Copts, a policy priority and to develop an EU strategy for religious freedom.