China: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from China (the latest are at the top).

For more visit:
http://www.chinaaid.org/2016/01/beijing-church-elder-formally-arrested.html
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/01/13/china-arrests-rights-lawyers-6-months-after-taking-them-away.html
http://www.chinaaid.org/2016/01/officials-close-kindergarten-bar.html
http://www.chinaaid.org/2016/01/authorities-investigate-universities.html
http://www.chinaaid.org/2016/01/court-rejects-christians-appeal-orders.html
http://www.chinaaid.org/2016/01/officials-raid-house-churches-detain-5.html

Pakistan: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Pakistan (the most recent are at the top).

For more visit:
http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/61421/20160114/muslims-pakistan-disrupt-christians-worship-storm-homes.htm
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/01/14/pakistani-family-says-teenage-christian-daughter-kidnapped-forced-to-convert-to-islam-and-marry-her-abductor/
http://www.persecution.org/2016/01/14/christians-in-pakistan-welcome-new-year-only-to-have-church-damaged-in-arson-attack/
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/13-Jan-2016/out-of-the-frying-pan-and-into-the-fire
http://www.ucanews.com/news/christian-church-in-pakistan-badly-damaged-in-arson-attack/74935
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Young-Muslim-man-who-burnt-copies-of-the-Bible-and-sacred-hymns-arrested-in-Kasur-36342.html

Pakistan: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Pakistan (the most recent are at the top).

For more visit:
http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/01/07/national/christians-enjoy-safety-security-in-south-waziristan-says-local/
http://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/pakistan/muslim-man-arrested-for-burning-bible-in-kasur/
https://www.mnnonline.org/news/conference-spotlight-church-planting-in-restrictive-countries/
http://www.christianpost.com/news/asia-bibi-pakistani-christian-mother-death-row-blasphemy-forgives-muslim-persecutors-154177/
http://www.christianpost.com/news/thailand-christian-pakistani-mother-seeking-asylum-dies-jail-christmas-eve-154055/

Iran: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Iran (the latest news is at the top).

For more visit:
http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2016/january/iran-frees-pastor-saeed-abedini-after-three-years-prison.html
http://christiannews.net/2016/01/16/american-pastor-imprisoned-in-iran-set-free-in-prisoner-swap/
http://www.persecution.org/2016/01/16/pastor-saeed-abedini-freed-from-prison-in-iran-along-with-three-other-americans/
http://www.worthynews.com/22598-iran-christian-prisoner-faces-new-charges
http://www.foreigndesknews.com/lisas-desk/iran-moves-to-convert-confiscated-church-into-mosque/
http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2016/01/maisam-hojati-isfahan-christian-convert-arrested/

Nigeria: Boko Haram and Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on Boko Haram and persecution news from Nigeria (the most recent are at the top).

For more visit:
http://www.newsweek.com/boko-haram-fled-coming-home-403633
http://allafrica.com/stories/201512111539.html
http://www.persecution.org/2015/12/10/boko-haram-still-a-threat-as-deadline-nears/
http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/12/08/boko-haram-wounded-and-dangerous-terrorism-nigeria/
http://allafrica.com/stories/201512080759.html
http://morningstarnews.org/2015/12/muslim-who-attacked-ministry-building-in-nigeria-attempts-to-seize-property/

Nigeria: Boko Haram and Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on Boko Haram and persecution news from Nigeria (the most recent are at the top).

For more visit:
https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2015/12/4143468/
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-boko-haram-camps-idUSKBN0TM1JI20151203#6ud5tlyiISP4l8T6.97
http://www.ibtimes.com/nigerias-education-crisis-boko-haram-targeting-schools-teachers-students-devastating-2177842
https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2015/11/4134200/
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/boko.haram.suicide.bomb.kills.21.pilgrims/71929.htm
https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/3626084/4123991?version=1

Sudan: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Sudan.

For more visit:
http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/sudan-court-charges-25-with-apostasy-20151210
http://morningstarnews.org/2015/11/another-church-building-demolished-in-omdurman-sudan/

Bangladesh: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Bangladesh (the latest are at the top).

For more visit:
http://www.ucanews.com/news/attackers-stab-interfaith-group-leader-in-bangladesh/74675
http://www.worthynews.com/22252-bangladesh-christians-survive-arson-attacks
http://www.ucanews.com/news/bangladesh-christians-protest-against-attacks-on-priests/74659
http://www.christianpost.com/news/christians-in-bangladesh-accused-of-witchcraft-narrowly-escaped-being-burned-alive-149808/