Group: ‘Uzbekistan Fines Christians For Praying At Home’


By BosNewsLife News Center

uzbekistan-mapTASHKENT/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christian families in Uzbekistan faced uncertain future Wednesday, May 14, after receiving massive fines for meeting in a private home to read the Bible and pray together, church members and rights investigators said. Alisher Abdullayev and Veniamin Nemirov were fined along with another member of their home church in October 2012 for unregistered religious activity and teaching religion "illegally".

NEWS ALERT: European Court Condemns Hungary Church Law


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Hungary

Matthias Church in Budapest at nightBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Fresh from reelection, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán already faced an international hurdle Wednesday, April 9, after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) condemned a controversial church law.

Christians Fear More Repression Under Vietnam’s New Constitution


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

vietnamesesoldier01_1303425322023HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- Christian activists expressed concern Friday, December 6, that a revised constitution for Vietnam can be used to repress religious leaders and faith groups. Vietnam's amended constitution will come into effect on January 1 next year.

Christians Mourn Victims Kenya, Pakistan Amid Global Crackdown on Christianity


By BosNewsLife Africa and Asia Services with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Canter and Xavier P. William in Peshawar

runningNAIROBI/PESHAWAR (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Africa and Asia tried to come to terms Friday, September 27, with the aftermath of attacks by Islamic militants that left at least some 150 people dead and hundreds injured, amid global concerns that devoted Christians are increasingly singled out by terrorists.

NEWS ALERT: Three Laos Pastors Released From Prison; Men Held For Spreading Christianity


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

laosVIENTIANE, LAOS (BosNewsLife)-- Three Lao Christian pastors who were detained in southern Laos in February on charges of “spreading the Christian religion” have been released, Christian rights activists confirmed Monday, April 8.

NEWS WATCH: North Korea Starts Nuclear Sites With Christians Trapped In Prison Camps

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos at BosNewsLife News Center
kimPYONGYANG/MOSCOW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- North Korea's autocratic leader has announced the restart of all nuclear facilities for both military use and electricity, adding to concerns about hundreds of thousands of inmates, including many Christians, who remain trapped in prison camps.

Pakistan Christian Women Abused, Girl Raped


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

pakistan_christiansLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christian relief workers rushed to a volatile district in Pakistan's Punjab province Saturday, February 9, after security forces and Muslim hardliners allegedly abused Christian women and raped at least one Christian girl.