- 24th May, 2013620EGYPT:
The trial of the Coptic woman accused of blasphemy opened on Tuesday 21 May. Primary school teacher Dimyana Obeid Abd Al-Nour did not attend the court hearing because she is in hiding.
- 31st May, 2013622ERITREA:
"Free Patriarch Antonios" was one of the chants made by participants opposite the Eritrean Embassy in London yesterday. Over 60 people, including a group from Church in Chains, gathered to draw attention, once again, to the outlawing of independent churches in Eritrea since May 2002.
- 27th May, 2013621IRAN:
Security forces arrested Pastor Robert Asserian (pictured) in Tehran on 21 May and announced the closure of his church, as a crackdown on Christians intensifies ahead of elections in June.
- 7th June, 2013624CHINA:
The closure of more than a dozen unregistered churches in Hainan Province is evidence of a plan to do away with house churches, according to China Aid Association. Hainan is an island off China's south coast.
- 6th June, 2013623MOROCCO:
On 7 May the Administrative Court of Rabat delivered a verbal ruling in favour of the Moroccan government, which had deported Village of Hope staff members and their birth children in March 2010 as part of a purge of Christians.
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