More than a month after her acquittal was announced, Asia Bibi is still in protective custody and has not yet been reunited with her daughters.
Eric Foley of Voice of the Martyrs Korea, which supports persecuted Christians in North Korea, explains why 2018 has been the hardest year for him in his work.
On Sunday 25 November, military and police officials raided a Tashkent Baptist church and detained fourteen members for interrogation.
Police raided a home in Pap, eastern Uzbekistan, on 19 November and detained eight Christians who had gathered for a meal and Bible reading.
On 16 November, security agents detained Behnam Ersali in Mashhad and his friend Davood Rasooli in Karaj.
In the early hours of 16 November, extremists set fire to a church building in Ahladpur village and burned it down.
Protesters were joined By Brendan Howlin TD as they gathered outside the Embassy of Pakistan in Dublin to protest and pray for Asia Bibi.
Asia Bibi was finally released from Multan prison on 7 November and flown to Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, where she is being held under heavy security.
Canadian-American Christian worker David Byle left Turkey after being issued with a deportation order following his detention on October 13, while his family remains in the country.
At least seven Christians were shot dead and 19 were injured in a terrorist attack on buses carrying pilgrims to a monastery in Minya on Friday 2 November
The government of Pakistan has agreed to place Asia Bibi’s name on the country’s Exit Control List (pictured) , meaning that she will not be allowed to leave Pakistan.
On 31 October, Pakistan’s Supreme Court declared Asia Bibi innocent of blasphemy and ordered her immediate release from prison.
On 24 October, the case of Asia Bibi (Pakistan) was raised by Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin during Leader’s Questions in the Dáil.
Ebrahim Firouzi has been continually refused medical treatment for severe toothache to the extent that he is unable to eat in prison in Iran.
On 13 October, Turkish authorities detained an expatriate Christian worker in Ankara, held him overnight and issued him with a deportation order.
Boko Haram has killed another aid worker and announced that it would keep kidnapped school girl Leah Sharibu as “slave for life”.
A court in Izmir has ordered the release of US Pastor Andrew Brunson and the removal of his electronic tag after two years of imprisonment.
The court highlighted discrepancies in evidence but did not give a date for the announcement of its verdict.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court has announced that the long-awaited final appeal of Asia Bibi against her death sentence for blasphemy will begin on Monday 8 October.