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.

BREAKING NEWS: Sudan Detains Christian Woman Freed From Death Row


By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reportong by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

twonowKHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Sudanese Christian woman freed from death row has reportedly been detained with her husband as they tried to leave the African nation with their two children. The news emerged shortly after a Khartoum court on Monday, June 22, ordered the release of Meriam Ibrahim, who was sentenced for converting from Islam to Christianity.

China Suspends Trial Of Detained Pastor; Lawyers “Mistreated”


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

china_prayer_450x450BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Authorities in central China have suspended the trial of a prominent evangelical church leader, while lawyers investigating the jailing of Christians in an "illegal detention center" have been tortured, trial observers and rights activists said Thursday, April 17.

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.

Scotland Pastor Forgives His Mother’s Killers In Pakistan Blasts


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

forgivesPESHAWAR/GRANGEMOUTH(BosNewsLife)-- A Church of Scotland pastor who lost his mother and other close relatives in a suicide attack on a church in Pakistan has said he forgives their killers. Reverend Aftab Gohar's 79-year-old mother, nephew, niece, two uncles and other friends and relatives were among the up to 171 people who were killed in the September 22 blasts at Peshawar's All Saints Church.