JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A Christian has been jailed in Khartoum, Sudan for declining to leave the country after authorities revoked his Sudanese citizenship, sources said. Early this year National Security and Intelligence Services (NISS) personnel had required Zawengel Abraham Mikael, a 41-year-old deacon of Eritrean descent, to frequently report to their offices [...]
Deacon of Eritrean descent targeted for Christian activities.
Mohammed Hegazy, now with new name, jailed for allegedly inciting ‘sectarian strife.’
CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – Egyptian authorities this week arrested a Christian who is arguably the nation’s most well-known convert from Islam and are investigating him for several activities, including allegedly inciting “sectarian strife.” Bishoy Armia Boulous, 31, formally known by his Muslim name, Mohammed Hegazy, was arrested Wednesday morning (Dec. 4) at a cafe [...]
Hindu extremists issued death threats, father says.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – The father of a 7-year-old boy tortured and killed last week in India’s Rajasthan state said police are ignoring his suggestions on possible suspects – Hindu extremists who have long threatened to kill him. “For the 10 years I have been a Christian, some local Hindu extremists have threatened to [...]
Leverage could be lost, rights advocates say.
CAIRO (Morning Star News) – As Western powers prepare to ease economic sanctions against Iran in support of a new nuclear non-proliferation treaty, human rights activists say leverage for winning freedom for prisoners of faith may about to be lost. A human rights advocate and researcher who monitors Iran for Christian Solidarity Worldwide said his colleagues [...]
Group says British volunteer their first ever to be arrested in country.
CAIRO, Egypt (Morning Star News) – An Israeli immigration judge has ordered the deportation of a Messianic Jewish man from England who was arrested last week for taking part in an evangelistic event in southern Israel. Barry Barnett, 50, a worker with Jews for Jesus UK, was ordered on Sunday (Nov. 24) to leave the country [...]
Suspected Fulani herdsmen slaughter 37 in Plateau state; Boko Haram attacks in Borno.
JOS, Nigeria (Morning Star News) – Suspected Muslim herdsmen slaughtered 37 Christians in coordinated attacks on four Plateau state villages early this morning after Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 34 Christians in Borno state earlier this month, sources said. In attacks on the four predominantly Christian villages that started at 1 a.m. in the Barkin [...]
Complainant, mullah seek to make example of illiterate vendor.
ISTANBUL (Morning Star News) – An illiterate vendor in Pakistan beaten by an Islamic mob for unwittingly using pages containing Koranic verses received “forgiveness” from his accusers, but the complainant filed a blasphemy case against the Christian anyway under direction from Islamic leaders. In Pakistan’s northeastern town of Wazirabad, 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Lahore, [...]
Ethnic Fulani herdsmen again suspected.
JOS, NIGERIA (Morning Star News) – Gunmen who killed four family members in their home in Plateau state this month, including 2-year-old and 4-year-old boys, were likely Muslim herdsmen, church leaders said. In Rantis village, 70 kilometers (43 miles) south of Jos, the suspected ethnic Fulani Muslims launched a guerilla attack on a home at about [...]
Suspect allegedly told wife he would kill other Christians.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – In a remote corner of Nepal, a church elder was summoned three times after midnight last month to pray for the head of a devout Hindu family. The first time the wife and mother of Kumar Sardar summoned church elder Debalal Sardar (no relation) to their village home in southeastern [...]
Traditionalist Catholics in Oaxaca demolish church building under construction.
LOS ANGELES (Morning Star News) – Traditionalist Catholics abducted, jailed and beat a group of evangelical Christians with rods and stones in Oaxaca, Mexico last week on orders from the head of a municipality, according to human rights officials. A mob sent by San Juan Ozolotepec President Pedro Cruz Gonzalez on Nov. 4 attacked the [...]