David Yonggi Cho Jailed for Embezzlement


The link below is to an article reporting on the jailing of South Korea’s David Yonggi Cho for embezzlement. Cho is the founder of Yoido Full Gospel Church, the world’s largest magachurch with over 1 million members.

For more visit:
http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2014/february/founder-of-worlds-largest-megachurch-convicted-cho-yoido.html

Wife of jailed American pastor lobbies Iran for his release, says her family has been ‘torn apart’


Originally posted on The Lead with Jake Tapper:

His daughter just celebrated her seventh birthday, a second celebration without her father.

She asks her mother how many more birthdays until dad comes home.

“I don’t know what to tell her,” said her mother, Naghmeh Abedini.

It has been one year since the Iranian Revolutionary Guard took Naghmeh’s husband Saeed, a U.S. citizen of Iranian birth, and threw him in a prison in Tehran.

Saeed was arrested and charged in Iran during a visit in June 2012. The 32-year-old converted to Christianity from Islam and then became a pastor, living in Boise, Idaho. He has been detained in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison since late September.

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Iran: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the condition of an American pastor jailed in Iran.

For more visit:
http://christiannews.net/2013/08/15/american-pastor-imprisoned-in-iran-suffering-with-increasing-pain-from-internal-injuries/

Kazakhstan: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on the hunger strike of a jailed Christian in Kazakhstan.

For more visit:
http://www.rferl.org/content/kazakhstan-evangelical-christian-jailed/25055888.html

Iran: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Iran, where a Christian pastor has been jailed for his faith.

For more visit:
http://aclj.org/iran/american-pastor-saeed-300-illegal-days-iranian-prison

India: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution in India, where a Pentecostal pastor has been jailed for baptising a woman with her consent.

For more visit:
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Tamil-Nadu,-a-Pentecostal-pastor-in-prison-for-baptizing-a-woman-28528.html

North Korea: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article concerning jailed US Christian, Kenneth Bae, in North Korea.

For more visit:
http://www.christianpost.com/news/kenneth-bae-us-christian-jailed-in-north-korea-pleas-for-freedom-in-new-video-99298/

Latest Persecution News – 29 April 2012


Christian’s Six-Year Sentence Upheld in Egypt

The following article reports on the latest news of persecution in Egypt, with the prison sentence being served by Makarem Diab being upheld. He was charged and jailed for alleged blasphemy. A further appeal has been scheduled following violence during the latest appeal hearing.

http://www.compassdirect.org/english/country/egypt/article_1520392.html

 

The articles linked to above are by Compass Direct News and  relate to persecution of Christians around the world. Please keep in mind that the definition of ‘Christian’ used by Compass Direct News is inclusive of some that would not be included in a definition of Christian that I would use or would be used by other Reformed Christians. The articles do however present an indication of persecution being faced by Christians around the world.