- 24th October, 2014752NORTH
Jeffrey Edward Fowle, an American Christian, returned home to the USA on 22 October following his release from detention in North Korea, where he had been accused of leaving a Bible in a hotel where he had been staying.
- 16th October, 2014749PAKISTAN:
Today (16 October), the Lahore High Court dismissed Asia Bibi's appeal and upheld the death sentence which was passed on her four years ago under Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law. Asia's lawyer, Shakir Chaudhry, immediately announced that an appeal would be filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
- 10th October, 2014746INDIA:
An alliance of Christians in India has challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi (pictured) to restore order in Madhya Pradesh state where they say persecution of minorities continues with impunity.
- 31st October, 2014753NIGERIA:
Boko Haram has continued to carry out attacks on villages in northern Nigeria, despite the announcement on 17 October by the Nigerian government that it had agreed a ceasefire with the militant Islamist group.
- 22nd October, 2014751IRAN:
Pastors Behnam Irani and Matthias Haghnejad and deacon Silas Rabbani have been given six-year sentences, to be served in remote prisons.
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