Pakistan Sentences 5 To Death For Killing Christians

By BosNewsLife Asia Service
blasphemyLAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Pakistani anti-terror court has sentenced five people to death over the killing of a Christian couple who were lynched and burned in a kiln after they were falsely accused of blasphemy against Islam, officials said.

“Deeply Troubling” - Terrorism Now Biggest Threat to Christians, Report Warns (ANALYSE)


By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Special Correspondent
IRAQWASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians will find little comfort in the U.S. State Department’s recently released International Religious Freedom Report. It confirms what many Christians already knew: The new phenomenon of non-state terrorism has supplanted oppression by government to become the main threat to religious freedom.

MISSION WATCH: Nepal Missionaries Evangelize Despite New Constitution And Unrest


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

christians-in-nepal-550x350KATHMANDU,NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Native Christian missionaries in Nepal say they will continue evangelism despite unrest over a newly constitution that enshrined a long-time ban on proselytizing.

The new constitution signed by Nepal's president on September 20 outlaws "any act to convert another person from one religion to another or any act or behavior to undermine or jeopardize the religion of another," with violations punishable by prison and/or fines.

Vietnam Activists Fear New Religious Law


aVietnamPoliceBy BosNewsLife Asia Service

HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)—Church leaders and rights activists fear that lawmakers in Vietnam will pass a new law on religion that would “likely worsen oppression” of minority Christians and other groups in the Communist-run Asian nation. Some 27 advocacy and religious groups have urged Vietnam's government to make necessary changes to the legislation to prevent “further abuse of religious” minorities.

Christian Convert Faces 10 Years Imprisonment In Kazakhstan


By BosNewsLife News Center in Budapest with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

KAZAKHSTAN_-_Union_ChurchASTANA/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- A court in the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan has begun hearing the case against a Kazakh Christian convert who could face a long prison term on charges of "inciting religious hatred". Yqylas Qabduaqasov, 54, an active member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, was brought to the courtroom in the capital Astana Friday, October 9, in handcuffs, reporters said.