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5 years ago

Persecution Intensifies in the "Stan" Countries of Central Asia
As global tension escalates Christian children have become targets of abuse and persecution in several countries in Central Asia. Stones are thrown, harsh words are spoken, and many are beaten by their schoolmates. In Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan new laws are being considered that would, in part; go so far as to ban children from being involved in religious organizations.
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In Iraq Some Christian Children Simply "Don't Exist"
Dressed as Superman, 5-year old Jeener plays in the church building. Jeener is the eldest son of pastor Majeed and his wife Shilaan, but, under Iraqi law, this small "Superman" doesn't exist. His 10-month-old brother also is a "non-existent" Iraqi inhabitant.
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Pressure on Iranian Christians Increasing With Growth of Believers
"We are regularly visited by the police; they warn us against speaking about Jesus," says Ramin, a Christian leader. "There is an explosive growth of Christians converts in the country. We can hardly handle the growing number of new believers."
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5 years ago
Update on Iranian Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani: We continue to closely follow the case of Pastor Nadarkhani who has been sentenced to death for apostasy. The White House, State Department and members of Congress have issued statements on this case.  There is still a great deal of uncertainty about the status of Pastor Nadarkhani. There have been reports from the Iranian government that the death penalty had not been issued and that a retrial has been ordered. Other reports state that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Iran’s highest religious leader has been asked to weigh in on the case.
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Pakistani Woman Condemned of Blasphemy Allegedly Beaten in Prison: A female prison officer assigned to provide security for a Christian mother of five, who was sentenced to death on “blasphemy” charges, allegedly beat her earlier this month. Sources in Pakistan’s Sheikhupura District Jail said Asia Noreen, also known as Asia Bibi, was beaten on Oct. 5 by a prison officer identified only as Khadeeja, allegedly because of the Muslim officer’s anti-Christian bias, while other staff members deployed for her security looked on in silence. Full Story>>


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