American pastor Andrew Brunson appeared in a Turkish court on 16 April to face charges of aiding terrorist groups, but it will be three weeks until his next court appearance.
Hadi Asgari has been granted conditional release after posting bail – he left Evin Prison on 11 April and is waiting for his appeal to be heard.
The future is uncertain for the Christians driven from their homes in the Nineveh Plains region by Islamic State militants almost four years ago.
Christian prisoner Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh is being denied the medical treatment he needs for severe gum infection.
Eritrean police arrested 32 Christians in Asmara in March, including a newlywed couple and ten of their guests.
Slimane Bouhafs has been released from prison at the end of his twenty-month sentence for “insulting Islam and the Prophet Mohammad”.
In late March, a Church in Chains delegation comprising Director David Turner, Advocacy Officer Pamela Coulter and Baiju George, an Indian pastor, made a presentation about the rise of persecution of Christians in India to TDs and Senators to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Hindu extremists attacked a Pentecostal church in south India, stripping the pastor’s wife and kicking her unconscious before attacking the pastor and burning Bibles.
The Turkish Public Prosecutor’s Office has submitted an indictment to Izmir’s Second Criminal Court seeking up to 35 years in prison for US pastor Andrew Brunson.
Persecution of Christians in China’s central Henan province has increased greatly since the implementation of newly revised Religious Affairs Regulations on 1 February 2018.
More Iranian Christian converts have been imprisoned, in the cities of Tabriz and Tehran.
A new report on human rights in North Korea has been launched by Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
Sajid Masih suffered multiple injuries after he jumped from the fourth floor of a police station after interrogators tortured him.
At least 800 families fled a Christian neighbourhood in Lahore after an 18-year-old Christian was accused of posting a blasphemous image on Facebook.
An Islamist gunman shot and killed five women at a church in the Russian republic of Dagestan last Sunday, 18 February.
Ján Figeľ, EU Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, has told Pakistani government officials that renewal of their export privileges to Europe depends on Asia Bibi’s release.
In recent months, more than one hundred Christians have been sent to “re-education” camps in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.
Church in Chains has published a new report titled “OFFICIAL INDIA: ON THE SIDE OF THE MILITANTS” in response to the dramatic upsurge in attacks on Christians in India by Hindu militants in the past two years.
The body of a pastor was found hanging from the roof of his house in Tamil Nadu, southern India, on 20 January, a week after he complained to police about opposition from Hindu extremists.