- 7th May, 2015801IRAN:
Today, 7 May, is Pastor Saeed Abedini's 35th birthday. A US citizen, he has been in prison in Iran since September 2012 because of his Christian activities, and once again he is spending his birthday in prison.
- 13th May, 2015803Oireachtas
Today in Leinster House, Church in Chains along with Roman Catholic Bishop John McAreavey, Trócaire and Open Doors made presentations to TDs and Senators at the Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee.
- 22nd May, 2015804SUDAN:
Two pastors from South Sudan, Pastor Yat Michael and Pastor Peter Yein (pictured), have gone on trial in Khartoum facing a number of charges, some of which carry the death penalty.
On Tuesday 19 May, Pastor Michael and Pastor Yein appeared before the Khartoum Bahri Criminal Court in Khartoum. The two pastors from the South Sudan Evangelical Presbyterian Church, are jointly charged under the Sudanese Penal Code with:
- 1st May, 2015800INDIA:
Nimai Rabha (pictured) was one of fifteen Christians who were badly injured when a mob of about 100 Hindu extremists armed with swords, bamboo sticks and stones attacked church members who were eating after a service on 17 April.
This latest attack on Christians took place in Amtola village, Golpara District, in Assam state in north-east India. At least 15 Christians were injured, many of them wounded on their heads and upper bodies.
- 7th May, 2015802SYRIA:
Islamic State militants have rejected an offer of $1,150,000 (approximately €1,023,000) from the Assyrian community for the release of 230 Assyrian Christians they are holding in northeastern Syria, and instead are demanding $23 million (€20,452,000).
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