BREAKING NEWS: Iran Intelligence Authority Summons Evangelical Pastor Amid Crackdown (Update)


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

iranundergroundchurchcpTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's feared Ministry of Intelligence and National Security (VEVAK) has summoned the pastor of an evangelical congregation amid a wider crackdown on devoted Christians in the strict Islamic nation, a well-informed source told BosNewsLife Monday, June 9.

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Releases Christian After Court Overturns 10-Year Sentence


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

iranundergroundchurchcpTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- A young Iranian man who was sentenced to ten years imprisonment after converting from Islam to Christianity has been released from jail, Iranian Christians and activists told BosNewsLife Monday, November 4.

BREAKING NEWS: Pakistan ‘Blasphemy’ Girl Facing Prison; Mother Death Sentence


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

Photo0282LAHORE, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani authorities have reopened the trial against a mentally challenged Christian girl on charges of "blasphemy" while a Christian mother faces a possible death sentence for allegedly making "derogatory remarks" about Islam's prophet Mohammed, lawyers told BosNewsLife Saturday, March 23.

Iran Churches ‘To Testify Against’ Pastor Nadarkhani In New Trial


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent with BosNewsLife Middle East Service

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's religious leadership has pressured church leaders to testify against a jailed Iranian pastor who faces a new trial Saturday, September 8, for "apostasy", which carries the death penalty.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Iran Supreme Court Sentences Pastor To Death


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

TEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran's Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence of an Iranian pastor for leaving Islam and he was under pressure Saturday, July 2, to recant his faith in Christ, trial observers told BosNewsLife.