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.
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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The link below is to an article reporting on the condition of an American pastor jailed in Iran.
The link below is to an article reporting on the hunger strike of a jailed Christian in Kazakhstan.
The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Iran, where a Christian pastor has been jailed for his faith.
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.
The link below is to an article concerning jailed US Christian, Kenneth Bae, in North Korea.
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.
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.