Dr Bob Fu told Church in Chains’ conference that President Xi Jinping has launched three wars against religious freedom.
In Dublin, Dr Bob Fu recently launched Church in Chains’ new report “CHINA’s CRACKDOWN ON CHRISTIANITY”
UN Rapporteur Javaid Rehman calls for an end to the criminalisation of the peaceful expression of faith
Christian convert Fatemeh Bakhteri has been summoned to Tehran’s Evin prison, where she began serving her sentence on 31 August.
The Nigerian government released a statement confirming that kidnapped Christian teenager, Leah Sharibu, was alive and that it was still negotiating her release with Boko Haram.
In her first newspaper interview since being released from prison, Asia Bibi has spoken of the despair she often felt during her long wait for justice.
On Sunday 18 August, Eritrean security officials raided a home church and detained eighty Christians, including men, women and children.
Elder Li Yingqiang from Early Rain Covenant Church in Sichuan province has been released on bail and sent to his home town in Hubei province.
A Christian woman’s husband divorced her when he found her hidden Bible, and her brothers beat her.
Officials raided two meeting locations of Huoshi (Living Stone) Church, Guizhou province, on 4 August and 31 July and confiscated property and interrogated two pastors.
Police took no action after Pastor Shelton Viswanathan was beaten by Hindu extremists.
The 92-year-old head of the Eritrean Orthodox Church, Patriarch Antonios, has been accused of heresy by five pro-government bishops.
Iranian Christian Sevada Aghasar was conditionally released from Tehran’s Evin Prison on Sunday 21 July.
The cross on top of an Assyrian church building in Tabriz has been reinstated, following international outcry.
Many house churches are closed down in the coastal city of Xiamen in Fujian Province, including Xunsiding Church.
On 1 July, security agents arrested eight Christians in Bushehr, southwest Iran, while on 5 July, five other Christians began serving prison sentences in Karaj.
On 2 July, the Pu’er Intermediate People’s Court in China’s Yunan province issued a notice stating that Pastor John Cao’s appeal hearing has been scheduled for 22 August 2019.
Mr Sardar Shuja Alam (Ambassador of Pakistan) has said he believes that Pakistan’s government cannot immediately reform the country’s blasphemy laws.
The crackdown on Christians has continued in June 2019 with another church raid, more arrests of Christians, including five Orthodox priests, and the closure of health centres run by the Catholic Church.
On 19 June, the appeal of Zafar Bhatti against the life sentence for blasphemy was adjourned yet again.