Iraq & Syria: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution news from Iraq and Syria.

For more visit:
http://www.christianpost.com/news/isis-holds-227-assyrian-christians-hostage-as-world-watches-genocidal-ethno-religious-cleansing-in-the-middle-east-says-relief-worker-140603/
http://www.persecution.org/2015/06/24/isis-blows-up-16-christian-homes-in-iraqs-militant-held-mosul/

Iran: Persecution News Update


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

For more visit:
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/06/23/1000-days-pastor-saeed-abedinis-iran-imprisonment-marks-grim-milestone.html
http://www.persecution.org/2015/06/25/a-milestone-passes-as-saeed-abedini-still-awaits-release-in-iranian-prison/

Egypt: Persecution News Update


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

For more visit:
http://en.wataninet.com/egypt-arab-spring/egypt-post-30-june/the-hidden-report/14119/
https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2015/06/3901424/
http://www.cruxnow.com/faith/2015/06/24/four-years-later-memories-of-2011-massacre-still-haunt-egypts-christians/

Pakistan: Persecution News Update


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

For more visit:
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/persecution-pakistans-christians-fanatical-islam-betrayal-jinnah-founding-110830209.html
http://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/2171/0/-fear-of-extremists-prevents-abolition-of-blasphemy-law-in-pakistan-as-asia-bibi-enters-seventh-year-behind-bars
http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-mother-of-5-asia-bibi-marks-sixth-year-of-brutal-incarceration-in-pakistan-faces-death-penalty-for-blasphemy-charge-of-drinking-water-140822/

Sudan: Persecution News Update


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

For more visit:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33196289
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33254003
http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2015/june/sudan-punishes-imprisoned-pastors-after-american-advocacy.html

China: Persecution News Update


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

For more visit:
http://www.chinaaid.org/2015/06/guangdong-rehabilitation-center.html
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/attack-06232015182353.html
http://backtojerusalem.com/home/breaking-news-chinese-government-meeting-with-underground-leaders/

Nigeria: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution and Boko Haram in Nigeria.

For more visit:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33250393
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33283261

Tunisia Pledges Tough Security Measures After ISIS Claims Attack That Killed 39


Originally posted on TIME:

(SOUSSE, Tunisia)—Tunisia’s prime minister on Saturday called for all citizens to work together to defeat terrorism as thousands of tourists prepared to leave the North African country in wake of its worst terrorist attack ever.

Tourists crowded into the airport at Hammamet near the coastal city of Sousse where a young man dressed in shorts on Friday pulled an assault rifle out of his beach umbrella and killed 39 people, mostly tourists.

“The fight against terrorism is a national responsibility,” said a visibly exhausted Habib Essid at a press conference in Tunis early Saturday. “We are at war against terrorism which represents a serious danger to national unity during this delicate period that the nation is going through.”

He announced a string of tough measures to fight extremism, including examining the funding of organizations suspected of promoting radicalism, closing some 80 mosques outside government control and declaring certain mountainous zones…

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