Iran Christians Behind Bars This Easter Amid New Concern

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

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Christians have expressed concern about detained Christians who spent Easter behind bars amid including two Christian converts who were tried on charge of organizing house churches after eight months of uncertainty.

Concerns Over Health Of Iranian Christian Prisoner

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

IRANIRANIRANIRANTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian Christian inmate is suffering of serious health problems due to mistreatment in prison, Christians said Saturday, November 16.

BREAKING NEWS: Iranian-American Pastor Faces Possible Death Sentence

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with additional reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos
saeed_abediniTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Iranian-American pastor faces a possible death sentence Monday, January 21, before a judge who is notorious for hanging defendants, his family and other Christian said. Saeed Abedini, 32, has been held in Tehran's notorious Evin prison since late September, after being detained while visiting family.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan 'Blasphemy' Girl Still Jailed As Court Adjournes Case

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Islamabad on Saturday, September 1, postponed the bail hearing for a jailed Pakistani Christian girl accused of "blasphemy against Islam", despite mounting international pressure to release her amid concerns she is mentally impaired.

Christian Hmong Tribesmen Detained Amid Questions Over Massacre

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

HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Eight ethnic Hmong tribesmen remained in prison Thursday, May 3, after a court in northwestern Vietnam sent them to 30 months imprisonment for what the government called "disturbing social order and inciting separatist unrest last year."


Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan Crackdown On Evangelical Churches

By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest

BAKU/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in Azerbaijan continued preparations Tuesday, March 13, to close down an evangelical church in the first such reported incident since the former Soviet republic introduced harsh religious legislation in 2009, rights activists said.