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.
Christian satellite television network SAT-7 released a new film featuring Iraqi schoolgirl Miriam, whose message of forgiveness went viral in 2014.
Pastor Andrew Brunson and his wife Norine have spoken publicly about the persecution they endured in Turkey, where Andrew was imprisoned for two years on false charges of terrorism and espionage.
Christian places of worship continue to be targeted by authorities and churches are closed despite having applied for permits.
Thirty years ago, the Chinese army crushed a pro-democracy demonstration in Tiananmen Square, following which the government began to crack down on the growing church.
However, he maintained that the minorities had been living in “imaginary fear”.
A 100-year-old Assyrian church in the northwestern city of Tabriz was closed down and had its cross forcibly removed by government officers.
The annual protest vigil in support of religious freedom was held outside the Eritrean Embassy in London.
The arrests of men, women and children took place in a private courtyard in the capital city, Asmara.
Asia Bibi’s lawyer Saiful Malook has taken up the case of Pakistani Christian couple Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Emmanuel, sentenced to death for blasphemy in April 2014.
Islamist terrorists have killed sixteen Christians in three attacks in Burkina Faso during a two-week period.
Asia Bibi and her husband, Ashiq Masih have arrived in Canada after finally being allowed to leave Pakistan
Abraham Ben Moses was released from prison in late April, on probation.
Egyptian police have closed churches in Qalyubiya and Sohag governorates following violent protests by Muslim mobs.