Islamist mobs are attacking churches over the granting of government permits.
The summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un on 12 June has been closely analysed around the world for its implications for US/North Korean relations, for peace on the Korean peninsula and for human rights.
Police in Chengdu, Sichuan arrested 17 members of Early Rain Blessing Church who were attempting to hold a prayer service on 4 June to commemorate the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre.
Tamil Nadu pastor was summoned to the local police station where he and his mother were harassed by the officers in charge.
Police raided Early Rain Blessing Church in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on 12 May and detained the pastor and two hundred church members.
A churchgoer and two police guards were killed when four gunmen stormed a Russian Orthodox church in Chechnya on Saturday 19 May.
Pastor Abraham Ben Moses has been sentenced to four years in prison for blasphemy.
A minute’s silence was held during the annual vigil on behalf of Christian prisoners at the Eritrean Embassy in London – to remember prisoners of conscience who died during the past year as well as two long-term supporters of Eritrean Christian prisoners.
An Islamist family has bombed three churches in Surabaya, capital of East Java province, killing thirteen people.
On 9 May, US businessman and missionary Kim Dong Chul was released, along with US citizens Kim Hak-song and Kim Sang-duk (also known as Tony Kim), who had also been detained in North Korea.
Andrew Brunson’s second court hearing was held on Monday 7 May, but after it he was returned to prison to await a third hearing set for 18 July.
Rebecca Sharibu has begged the government to facilitate the release of her daughter Leah, who is being held by Boko Haram.
US missionary and businessman Kim Dong Chul has been moved from labour camp to a Pyongyang hotel.
Christians across Nigeria protested peacefully on 29 April against continuing Fulani violence, following the massacre of nineteen Christians in a church in Benue state.
Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has said the Supreme Court will hear Asia Bibi’s appeal “soon” and that he will preside over the bench.
Police have been slow to respond to a vicious attack on a pastor in a village in Uttar Pradesh, northern India.
Two Christians were shot dead and at least three more were injured on 15 April in Quetta, capital of Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan province.
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.