Iran Christians Appeal Against Lashes For Drinking Wine; Prayers Urged

By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iranian Christians have urged prayers for three Christian converts in the coastal city of Rasht who have appealed against a sentence of 80 lashes for drinking wine at a communion service and two fellow believers in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison who are threatening to go on hunger strike, well-informed Christians told BosNewsLife.

Prague Furious As Sudan Sentences Czech Christian To 20 Years


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
PRAGUE/KHARTOUM (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Republic has condemned a Sudanese court's ruling that sentenced a Czech missionary and film maker to 20 years imprisonment, while a local pastor and a Christian activist reportedly received a 12 years jail term.

BREAKING: Hungary To Become Hub For Persecuted Christians


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's government wants Hungary wants to become "a hub and supporter" of groups who fight against persecution of Christians. "More Christians are being persecuted today throughout the world than during the reign of
the Roman Emperor Nero," said Bence Rétvári, state secretary of the Ministry of Human Capacities. He spoke at an international conference in Budapest where leading advocacy groups gathered to discuss the worldwide persecution of Christians.

India Christians Mourn Murdered Grandmother As Attacks Continue


BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in central India have begun the New Year in mourning and with concerns about their future after a grandmother was apparently stripped naked, beaten to death and her body burned because her Christian faith was "disturbing the peace" in her village. The incident in the remote village of Dokawaya was the latest in a series of recent incidents in India's Chhattisgarh state, which included the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.