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Bangladeshi Muslims threaten pastor for evangelizing
The torture and harassment that a Christian pastor in Bangladesh has faced for more than a year loomed anew last month when a 4,000-strong crowd of Muslims celebrating Islam’s largest festival accused him of “misleading” Muslims.
Negroponte visits China, urged to discuss religious freedom
A ministry that highlights the conditions for Christians living in China is encouraging a high-level U.S. government official to address the topic of human-rights abuses when he visits the communist nation.
Turk sentenced for stabbing priest
A judge in Turkey has sentenced a 19-year-old Muslim to four-and-a-half years in prison for stabbing a Catholic priest in the coastal city of Izmir in December 2007.
Chinese Christians get one-year in prison
Three Christians in China who were arrested last month have been sentenced to one year in prison.
Egyptian judge boots Christian's lawyer from court
An attempt by an Egyptian convert from Islam to legally change the religion listed on his identification card to “Christian” hit a setback on Jan. 6 when a judge ordered security personnel to remove his lawyer from court.
Muslims drive Christian grandparents from home
Muslims in a village in western Bangladesh have forced two brothers to expel their parents from their home for converting to Christianity.
Imprisoned believers die in Eritrea
Two more Christians have died for their faith while imprisoned in Eritrea.
European countries crack down on 'hate speech'
An author and critic of Islam says the recent decision by a Dutch court to prosecute a Dutch lawmaker for comparing the Koran to Hitler's Mein Kampf does not bode well for the future of free speech rights in the United States.
Sri Lankan parliament to vote on anti-conversion laws
The Sri Lankan Parliament may soon enact laws designed to restrict religious conversions.
Restrictions imposed on Russian Christians
Several countries in the former Soviet Union have passed laws that are expected to restrict Christian missionary activity.
Persecution, devastation a 'double whammy' in Burma
Authorities in Burma have increased restrictions on Christian activity in certain areas.
Charges filed in rape of nun in Orissa, India
Orissa police last Thursday filed preliminary charges against 10 men in the rape of a nun during anti-Christian violence in Orissa last August.
No. Korea - 7 years running as worst persecutor
Once again North Korea has retained its title as the worst persecutor of Christians in the world.
Chinese Christians suffer rise in persecution
A new report documents an alarming increase in persecution against house church Christians in China.
Christian convert lands in jail in Saudi Arabia
A 28-year-old blogger has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for writing about his conversion to Christianity.
Ruling on Egyptian’s bid for Christian ID expected soon
Following a hearing last Saturday, the lawyer for a Christian convert in Egypt said he is hopeful that his client will become the first Muslim-born Egyptian to be granted official identification as a Christian.
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