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PAKISTAN: Police Finally Register a Murder Case

Sambrial Police had initially closed the case stating that Tania Mariyam had jumped into the Upper Chenab Canal on 23 January, despite evidence of poisoning and rape. But now, following international pressure from social media activists who helped the UK-based British Pakistani Christian Association (BPCA)

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PAKISTAN: Boy Refused Bail in ‘Blasphemy’ Case

A Pakistani Christian boy accused of blasphemy for ‘liking’ and ‘sharing’ a Facebook post which “defamed and disrespected” the Kaaba in Mecca – the building at the centre of Islam’s most sacred mosque – has been refused bail. Lawyers for Nabeel Masih, 16, argued that

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EGYPT: Judge Sentences Coptic Boy to 15 Years

A 15-year-old Coptic Christian boy has been sentenced to 15 years in an Egyptian prison for sexual assault, even though forensic reports showed no evidence of a crime. His mother says her son, Fadi, is innocent and was targeted only because her Muslim neighbours, whose

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INDIA: Evangelist Hospitalised after a Police Interrogation

On 21 January, a Christian evangelist was hospitalised with a brain haemorrhage following a police interrogation in India. The evangelist, a husband and father, was distributing Gospel tracts near a Hindu temple when locals accused him of attempting to convert people to Christianity. The evangelist

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UGANDA: Terror in the Eastern Region

On Sunday 15 January some 80 believers were praying together in Katira Church in majority-Muslim Budaka District, Eastern Region, when a mob of around 90 local Muslims attacked, angry about Muslims converting to Christianity. Dozens of believers were beaten and bound and 15 women were

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