Iran Sentences Nearly 20 Christians To Harsh Prison Sentences

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Farshid Fathi Malayeri

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran has sentenced nearly 20 people, including a well-known evangelical pastor, to more than 24 years in jail for converting to Christianity, evangelism and other Christian activities, several sources told BosNewsLife.

Pakistan Court Charges 106 Suspects Over Torching Christian Couple

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

pakistan_christian_oLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court has charged 106 suspects with involvement in last year's lynching and burning to death of a Christian couple in an incident that underscored wider persecution of believers in the heavily Islamic nation, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, May 21.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christian Mother Asia Bibi Sentenced To Death By Appeals Court

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

asiabibiLAHORE PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- An appeals court in Pakistan upheld a death sentence against a devoted Christian mother for "blasphemy" against Islam, sparking calls for prayers amid concerns a Supreme Court case may take years, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, October 16.

Europe Court Condemns Hungary’s Church Law Again

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

churchesnowBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's embattled government is weighing its options after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) upheld an April ruling in favour of evangelical and other denominations who were stripped of their church status under controversial legislation.

Sri Lanka Deporting Pakistani Christians Despite Possible Death Sentence

By BosNewsLife Asia Service

Asia Bibi faces death sentence on blasphemy charges.ISLAMABAD/COLOMBO (BosNewsLife)-- Sri Lanka has begun sending Pakistani asylum seekers, including Christians, back to their home country where they may face the death penalty for blasphemy against Islam, rights investigators and United Nations officials say.

Christian On Hunger Strike In Iran Jail

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

Vahid_Hakkani-4X3TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man has begun a hunger strike in an Iranian prison to protest the rejection of his conditional release appeal by the Revolutionary Court, despite concerns over his health, Iranian Christians told BosNewsLife Sunday, March 30.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Court Hears Appeal Christian Woman Against Death Sentence

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

ISLAMABAD, asia_bibiPAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court will hear the appeal of a Christian woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy against Islam after the hearing was postponed twice, Catholic sources told BosNewsLife Monday, March 24.