Pakistan Custody Battle Over Kidnapped Christian Girl

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Human rights lawyers of two underage sisters who already won a custody battle over a 10-year-old girl, prepared Saturday, October 25, to also regain custody of her elder sister, after reports the girls were raped and coerced into embracing Islam.

Algeria Christians Face Long Jail Terms For “Blasphemy”

ALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Three Christians faced years of imprisonment in Algeria Friday, October 23, on charges of blasphemy, following a court hearing last week, rights workers observing the case said.

China’s Well-Known Evangelist Remains Detained; US Concerned

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- One of China's most well-known evangelists has been able to contact his family, a week after he was detained by special police, his friends said Thursday, October 23.

Detained Uyghur Christians Face Execution And Mistreatment In China

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Family and activists continued efforts Wednesday, October 22, to obtain the release of two Uyghur devoted Christians in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang, saying one of them may be executed while another believer is facing mistreatment in a labor camp.

Crackdown On Christianity In Middle East And North Africa, Group Suggests

CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- An association of Christian agencies and individuals advocating human rights of Christians in the Middle East and North Africa, remained concerned Wednesday, October 22, over the situation of several Christian prisoners, some of whom may be executed under recently adopted legislation.

Belarus Deports Foreign Bishop For Christian Activities (UPDATE)

(ADDS MORE DETAILS, INCLUDING EU DECISION ON BELARUS)MINSK/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Ukrainian founder of one of the largest charismatic churches in Belarus' capital Minsk, has apparently been deported by authorities because of his Christian activities, a rights group said Wednesday, October 22.

MISSION WATCH: Christian Missionaries Bring Bibles, Aid To South Ossetia

TBILISI/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Christian missionaries said Tuesday, October 21, they have managed to distribute Russian Bibles and humanitarian aid in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia, which was devastated by two months of war between Russian and Georgian forces.

NEWS ALERT: US Commission: Yemen May Execute Christian Prisoners; Baha’is Face Deportation

WASHINGTON, USA (BosNewsLife)-- The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom fears Christian prisoners in Yemen, who have been jailed "for months without charge" will be executed while Baha'i detainees may be deported to Iran to face “imprisonment� and "torture."

MISSION WATCH: India Attacks Against Christian Missionaries Spreading

NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Attacks against native Christian missionaries in India's eastern state of Orissa have spread to other areas, a mission organization confirmed in statements seen by BosNewsLife Tuesday, October 21.

Nationalist Group Linked To Killings Christians In Turkey

ISTANBUL, TURKEY (BosNewsLife)-- Turkish officials said Tuesday, October 21, that they will resume a trial against suspected members of an anti-Christian nationalist-secularist group with links to the army and secret services, who allegedly killed many people, including three Christian publishing house employees, a priest, a journalist and a judge.

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