Pakistan Activists Tackle Massive Abuse, Abduction Of Christian Girls


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

PAKISTAN-RELIGION-BLASPHEMY-ISLAM-CHRISTIANLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christian and Muslim rights activists have launched a New Year campaign in Pakistan to tackle the massive abduction and abuse of Christian girls and young women who are often forced to marry Muslims and convert to Islam. “The kidnapping of Christian girls and forcibly marrying them to a Muslim is the most common procedure for forced conversion to Islam,” complained Sardar Mushtaq Gill, national director of the Pakistan-based advocacy group Legal Evangelical Association Development (LEAD).

Iran Pressures Detained Pastor To Confess Wrongdoing; Christian’s Family Under Pressure


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

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TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A detained Iranian pastor faces charges of "waging war against Allah" and is pressured to falsely confess that his evangelical church movement is involved in anti-government activities, Christian rights activists say.

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan Christian Asia Bibi In High Court Over Death Sentence


By BosNewsLife Asia Service
Asia Bibi to be executed?ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani court will hear the appeal of a Pakistani woman who has been "languishing in prison since 2009" after she was sentenced to death on charges of blasphemy against Islam, amid hope her conviction may be overturned, advocacy officials involved in the case told BosNewsLife Saturday, March 15.

Christians Urge Ukraine Judges To Tackle Corruption (BosNewsLife Investigation)


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

uzhhorod11UZHHOROD, UKRAINE (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian group fighting corruption in Ukraine's border region with the European Union has urged judges not to celebrate their annual 'Court Workers Day' Monday, December 15, amid evidence that several Ukrainian courts received bribes or other favors in exchange for favorable rulings.