China: Persecution News Update


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

For more visit:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/27/world/asia/hong-kong-christian-groups-feel-new-scrutiny-from-mainland.html
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/lawyer-08262015111356.html
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/24/human-rights-lawyer-prevented-from-flying-out-of-beijing/
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/why.are.churches.still.being.demolished.in.china/62650.htm

Indonesia: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from Indonesia.

For more visit:
http://www.ucanews.com/news/dispute-over-cause-of-fire-after-indonesian-church-burns-down/74137

United Kingdom: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from the United Kingdom.

For more visit:
http://christiannews.net/2015/08/23/uk-city-councilman-seeking-crackdown-on-street-preachers-it-is-improper-to-talk-about-morality/

Large Crowds Are Gathering to Demand the Ouster of Malaysia’s Prime Minister


Originally posted on TIME:

Thousands of protesters are expected to take to the streets of Kuala Lumpur and other Malaysian cities on Saturday to call for the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Popular discontent with Najib’s leadership has rapidly escalated since early last month, when an exposé in The Wall Street Journal revealed that his private bank accounts held over $700 million in funds purportedly siphoned off a struggling state investment fund called 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

Najib has firmly denied malfeasance and penalized those who have alleged it. He has threatened to sue the Journal for libel; more controversially, he sacked his deputy prime minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, in a cabinet reshuffle in late July after Muhyiddin called for transparency in the matter.

Today’s planned rally, which the authorities have deemed unlawful, is the latest exercise in political discontent within this once-promising Southeast Asian state. The engine of this discontent is an unofficial pro-democracy…

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Iraq and Syria: Persecution News Update


The links below are to articles reporting on persecution and ISIS news from Iraq and Syria (the most recent are at the top).

For more visit:
http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/obama-has-new-target-on-persecuted-christians/
http://www.christianpost.com/news/5-middle-east-churches-that-could-cease-to-exist-if-islamic-state-influence-continues-to-spread-143314/
http://www.wsj.com/articles/exterminating-christians-in-the-middle-east-1440112782
http://www.dw.com/en/iraqi-christians-take-up-arms/a-18666613

Myanmar: Persecution News Update


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

For more visit:
http://national.deseretnews.com/article/5644/the-new-law-making-it-harder-for-people-in-burma-to-switch-religions.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/24/us-myanmar-politics-idUSKCN0QT1A920150824
http://www.ucanews.com/news/fears-over-disenfranchisement-of-kachin-christians/74123
http://www.irrawaddy.org/election/news/burma-parliament-approves-contentious-race-and-religion-bills

North Korea: Persecution News Update


The link below is to an article reporting on persecution news from North Korea.

For more visit:
http://www.worthynews.com/21389-north-korea-denies-persecution-of-christians