- 13th October, 2016915PAKISTAN:
Asia Bibi's long-awaited appeal against her conviction for blasphemy was adjourned today in Pakistan's Supreme Court in Islamabad after one of the three judges recused himself from the case.
- 21st October, 2016918NIGERIA:
The 21 Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram on 13 October were reunited with their families at a thanksgiving service on 16 October.
A thanksgiving service was organised for the 21 released Chibok girls at a Department of State Services health facility in Abuja on Sunday 16 October. At the service, the girls held up Bibles to signify their freedom of worship, having been forced to convert to Islam by their kidnappers.
- 5th October, 2016912NORTH
A new report on North Korea provides evidence that freedom of religion or belief is "largely non-existent".
- 18th October, 2016917IRAN:
Two of the five Iranian Christians arrested at a picnic in August have been released on bail; three remain in prison.
- 5th October, 2016913CHINA:
A set of draft regulations on religious activity has been issued in China that, if enacted, will tighten the Communist Party's control of religion.
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