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Stabbing, Bombing Attacks Strike Near Two Churches in Egypt    Published in 2009
In separate attacks in Egypt earlier this month, a Coptic Christian suffered severe stab wounds as he left a worship service in Minya, and a car-bombing outside a venerable church in Cairo disrupted a wedding. Without provocation, three Muslims ....
An Egyptian convert from Islam  who forged Christian identification papers and later used them to marry a Coptic man has appeared on a television show declaring the innocence of a priest serving a five-year sentence for marrying the couple. ....
ISTANBUL, May 22 (Compass Direct News) – An Egyptian convert from Islam who forged Christian identification papers and later used them to marry a Coptic man has appeared on a television show declaring the innocence of a priest serving a five-year ....
ISTANBUL, May 22 (Compass Direct News) – In separate attacks in Egypt earlier this month, a Coptic Christian suffered severe stab wounds as he left a worship service in Minya, and a car-bombing outside a venerable church in Cairo disrupted a ....
In the dilapidated office here of three lawyers representing one of Egypt’s “most wanted” Christian converts, the mood was hopeful in spite of a barrage of death threats against them and their client. At a court hearing on May 2, a judge agreed to a ....
CAIRO, Egypt, May 12 (Compass Direct News) – In the dilapidated office here of three lawyers representing one of Egypt’s “most wanted” Christian converts, the mood was hopeful in spite of a barrage of death threats against them and their client. At ....
CAIRO, Egypt, May 5 (Compass Direct News) – Authorities yesterday pressed ahead with the slaughter of Egypt’s pigs – crippling the livelihood of thousands of swine breeders, nearly all Coptic Christians – in spite of World Health Organization (WHO) ....
Authorities yesterday pressed ahead with the slaughter of Egypt’s pigs – crippling the livelihood of thousands of swine breeders, nearly all Coptic Christians – in spite of World Health Organization (WHO) criticism that the measure was unnecessary ....
ISTANBUL, April 23 (Compass Direct News) – Christian convert Raheal Henen Mussa and her Coptic husband are hiding from police and her Muslim family for violating an article of Islamic law (sharia) that doesn’t exist in the Egyptian penal code. ....
Convert Arrested for Marrying Christian    Published in 2009
Christian convert Raheal Henen Mussa and her Coptic husband are hiding from police and her Muslim family for violating an article of Islamic law (sharia) that doesn’t exist in the Egyptian penal code.  Police arrested Mussa, 22, on April 13 for ....
ISTANBUL, April 14 (Compass Direct News) – In a bold move, Egypt’s Coptic Church has issued its first-ever certificate of conversion to a former Muslim, supporting his petition to have his national identification card denote his Christian faith. ....
In a bold move, Egypt’s Coptic Church has issued its first-ever certificate of conversion to a former Muslim, supporting his petition to have his national identification card denote his Christian faith. Maher Ahmad El-Mo’otahssem Bellah El-Gohary’s ....
ISTANBUL, February 26 (Compass Direct News) – In the latest hearing of a Muslim-born Egyptian’s effort to officially convert to Christianity, opposing lawyers advocated he be convicted of “apostasy,” or leaving Islam, and sentenced to death. More ....
In the latest hearing of a Muslim-born Egyptian’s effort to officially convert to Christianity, opposing lawyers advocated he be convicted of “apostasy,” or leaving Islam, and sentenced to death. More than 20 Islamic lawyers attended the hearing on ....
Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud last week granted the mother of 14-year-old twins Andrew and Mario Medhat Ramses the right to appeal a custody decision awarding her sons to their Muslim father. Muslim convert Medhat Ramses Labib gained ....
ISTANBUL, February 20 (Compass Direct News) – Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud last week granted the mother of 14-year-old twins Andrew and Mario Medhat Ramses the right to appeal a custody decision awarding her sons to their Muslim father. ....
ISTANBUL, February 10 (Compass Direct News) – Following a hearing on Saturday (Feb. 7), the lawyer for a Christian convert in Egypt said he is hopeful that his client will become the first Muslim-born Egyptian to be granted official identification ....
Following a hearing on Saturday (Feb. 7), the lawyer for a Christian convert in Egypt said he is hopeful that his client will become the first Muslim-born Egyptian to be granted official identification as a Christian. Nabil Ghobreyal, attorney in ....
ISTANBUL January 29 (Compass Direct News) – Following a brutal raid on six Christian brothers and their café because they had opened for business during Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, a judge on Jan. 22 sentenced them to three years in prison ....
Following a brutal raid on six Christian brothers and their café because they had opened for business during Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, a judge on Jan. 22 sentenced them to three years in prison with hard labor for resisting arrest and ....
Judge Tells of Desire to Kill Christian    Published in 2009
ISTANBUL, January 27 (Compass Direct News) – After her arrest at Cairo’s airport on Dec. 13 while attempting to flee anti-Christian hostilities in Egypt, convert Martha Samuel Makkar was granted bail on Saturday (Jan. 24), but not before a judge ....
Judge Tells of Desire to Kill Christian    Published in 2009
After her arrest at Cairo’s airport on Dec. 13 while attempting to flee anti-Christian hostilities in Egypt, convert Martha Samuel Makkar was granted bail on Saturday (Jan. 24), but not before a judge took her aside and said he would like to kill ....
An attempt by an Egyptian convert from Islam to legally change the religion listed on his identification card to “Christian” hit a setback on Jan. 6 when a judge ordered security personnel to remove his lawyer from court. Attorney Nabil Ghobreyal ....
ISTANBUL, January 13 (Compass Direct News) – An attempt by an Egyptian convert from Islam to legally change the religion listed on his identification card to “Christian” hit a setback on Jan. 6 when a judge ordered security personnel to remove his ....
An Egyptian convert to Christianity who spent 31 years officially identified as a Muslim has won a rare legal victory to be officially registered in his “new” faith. An Alexandrian administrative court awarded Fathi Labib Yousef the right to ....
ISTANBUL, January 8 (Compass Direct News) – An Egyptian convert to Christianity who spent 31 years officially identified as a Muslim has won a rare legal victory to be officially registered in his “new” faith. An Alexandrian administrative court ....
ISTANBUL, December 19 (Compass Direct News) – Egyptian authorities have refused to hand over a 3-year-old girl to her Christian mother even after a court granted her custody in a legal battle with her Muslim ex-husband. Mervat Reszqallah of Tanta, ....
ISTANBUL, December 2 (Compass Direct News) – A Supreme Court judge in Egypt on Nov. 22 granted Christian Bahia El-Sisi the right to appeal her conviction for falsification of documents – a charge stemming from her official papers not identifying her ....
Two Copts Wrongly Detained, Tortured    Published in 2008
ISTANBUL, December 1 (Compass Direct News) – Two Coptic Christians wrongfully arrested for killing a Muslim during the May 31 attack on Abu Fana monastery in Egypt have been tortured and sent to a detention camp so authorities could try to extract a ....
Thousands Protest, Vandalize Church    Published in 2008
ISTANBUL, November 26 (Compass Direct News) – Thousands of Muslim protestors on Sunday (Nov. 23) attacked a Coptic church in a suburb of Cairo, Egypt, burning part of it, a nearby shop and two cars and leaving five people injured. Objecting to a ....
ISTANBUL, November 24 (Compass Direct News) – Egyptian human rights workers are looking to international bodies for support against Muslim judges who use sharia (Islamic law) to undermine custody rights of Christian mothers. Despite provisions such ....
ISTANBUL, November 21 (Compass Direct News) – Authorities in an Egyptian village arrested 50 Coptic Christians, whose shops were then looted, to pacify Muslims following violence that erupted on Nov. 4 over a Christian boy’s unwitting break with ....
ISTANBUL, October 10 (Compass Direct News) – An Egyptian Coptic Christian woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for failing to uphold her Islamic identity – an identity she didn’t know she had for over four decades. Sisters Shadia and ....
ISTANBUL, October 2 (Compass Direct News) – Following the Appeal Court of Alexandria on Sept. 24 granting custody of 13-year-old Christian twins to their Muslim father, their mother lives with the fear that police will take away her children at any ....
One Convert’s Never-Ending Struggle    Published in 2008
ISTANBUL, September 12 (Compass Direct News) – Egypt’s most famous convert to Christianity is a prisoner of his own home, hiding for his life. After Mohammed Ahmed Hegazy, 25, became the first Muslim-born Egyptian to file a case a year ago for his ....
ISTANBUL, August 7 (Compass Direct News) – One year after the first attempt by an Egyptian Muslim convert to Christianity to change his religious identity, another convert this week became the second to make such a controversial legal request. After ....
Rights activist Hossam BahgatISTANBUL, March 26 (Compass Direct News) – Christian-born converts to Islam in Egypt wishing to return to their former faith have found their way blocked by an appeal before the country’s Supreme Constitutional Court. ....
ISTANBUL, February 11 (Compass Direct News) – Egypt’s top administrative court has ruled in favor of 12 converts to Islam seeking to return to Christianity but has left the group vulnerable to discrimination by mandating their former religion be ....
Court Rules Against Convert    Published in 2008
ISTANBUL, January 31 (Compass Direct News) – In a blow to religious freedom in Egypt, a Cairo court has ruled against a Muslim convert to Christianity who requested that his religious affiliation be changed. Judge Muhammad Husseini said in a verdict ....
Hot Tempers during Hegazy hearingISTANBUL, January 25 (Compass Direct News) – An Egyptian judge is scheduled to rule next week on the case of a Muslim-born convert to Christianity whose court hearing threatened to turn into a brawl earlier this ....
CAIRO, December 10 (Compass Direct News) – An Egyptian convert to Christianity released by police under murky circumstances has revealed details of her week-long detention last July that differ greatly from original reports of torture. Speaking by ....
Al-SharqawiISTANBUL, November 27 (Compass Direct News) – Police detained an Egyptian convert to Christianity on her wedding anniversary in Upper Egypt last week, her husband said. Plainclothes officers arrested Siham Ibrahim Muhammad Hassan ....
Mohammed Ahmed HegazyCAIRO, November 15 (Compass Direct News) – Sick of hiding in a secret apartment in Cairo, Mohammed Ahmed Hegazy risked his life to shop for groceries late one night last week, a cap pulled low over his face. The Egyptian convert ....
CAIRO, November 12 (Compass Direct News) – Just days after two Christian activists from a human rights group were released from jail, Egyptian authorities took three of their colleagues into police custody over the weekend. An Egyptian prosecutor ....
Peter EzzatCAIRO, November 7 (Compass Direct News) – Egyptian police this week released two Christian rights activists detained for three months. A host of journalists, lawyers, clergyman, family and friends gathered at the Cairo home of Adel Fawzy ....
Mohammed Ahmed HegazyISTANBUL, October 10 (Compass Direct News) – Conservative Islamic lawyers came out in support of the Egyptian government last week at the opening court hearing of a Muslim convert to Christianity. In a move that has caused ....
ISTANBUL, September 21 (Compass Direct News) – Egypt has denounced a U.S. report on the African nation’s worsening condition of religious freedom. The State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom Report, released on September 14, says ....
ISTANBUL, September 6 (Compass Direct News) – An Egyptian court has delayed ruling in the appeal of converts to Islam who wish to return Christianity. At a hearing on Saturday (September 1), Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court set the date for a ....
Mario and Andrew Medhat Ramsis (Watani)ISTANBUL, September 5 (Compass Direct News) – An Egyptian court on Monday (September 3) adjourned the hearing of young Christian twins legally forced to take Islamic education after their estranged father ....
Adel Fawzy Faltas ISTANBUL, August 22 (Compass Direct News) – Egypt yesterday renewed the detention of two Christian rights workers, held without charge since their arrest on August 8. Police detained Adel Fawzy Faltas and Peter Ezzat after their ....
ISTANBUL, August 9 (Compass Direct News) -- Egyptian police detained the head of a Christian rights group yesterday after he held a high-publicity, online chat session with a controversial Muslim convert to Christianity, the group's international ....
ISTANBUL, August 8 (Compass Direct News) -- An Egyptian convert to Christianity who filed suit for his conversion to be officially recognized is in hiding after his attorney announced he would withdraw from the case yesterday.Though the lawyer ....
Mohammed Ahmed HegazyISTANBUL, August 6 (Compass Direct News) – A Muslim convert to Christianity filed suit against Egypt last week for refusing to legally recognize his change of religion, sparking a reactionary lawsuit by Muslim clerics and death ....
ISTANBUL, July 23 (Compass Direct News) – Egyptian police in Alexandria who last week arrested a Christian convert woman today handed her over to her fanatical Islamist family, who beat her before driving her away. Eyewitnesses said family members ....
ISTANBUL, July 18 (Compass Direct News) – Security police in Alexandria, Egypt have repeatedly tortured a young woman convert to Christianity in custody since Monday (July 16). Fanatic Islamist relatives of Eman Muhammad el-Sayed, 26, attacked her ....
Coptic Lawyer Naguib Gabriel ISTANBUL, July 6 (Compass Direct News) – Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court this week quashed a previous ruling that had denied Coptic citizens the right to regain their legal Christian identity, ordering a retrial on ....
Copts Appeal Religious Identity Ruling    Published in 2007
Coptic lawyer Naguib Gabriel ISTANBUL, June 25 (Compass Direct News) – Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court heard a final appeal last week for 45 Coptic Christian citizens who were denied their attempt to legally reclaim their Christian identities ....
Mobs Attack Churches near Alexandria    Published in 2007
St. Mary and St. Mercurius ChurchISTANBUL, June 15 (Compass Direct News) – Muslim rioters attacked two Coptic Orthodox churches, damaged Christian-owned shops and injured seven Christians in two unrelated incidents in northern Egypt during the past ....
Bahaa el-Akkad prior to arrestISTANBUL, May 24 (Compass Direct News) – In a surprise gesture, Egyptian authorities have released a Christian convert from Islam who had been jailed without charges under Egypt’s controversial emergency laws for the ....
ISTANBUL, February 22 (Compass Direct News) – Police detained Christian families in Upper Egypt and forced them to deny arson attacks on their homes during a spate of anti-Christian violence last week, the families said. Two Coptic Orthodox families ....
Christian Convert from Islam Jailed    Published in 2006
Bahaa el-Din el-AkkadOctober 18 (Compass Direct News) – A Muslim sheikh jailed in Egypt for 18 months has declared from his prison cell that he is under arrest for “insulting Islam” by becoming a Christian. Egypt’s secret police transferred Bahaa ....
Laurence Wagih EmilOctober 9 (Compass Direct News) – An Egyptian Christian teenager escaped her Muslim kidnappers last week hours after they had drugged her on a public bus. While holding her captive, they threatened to rape her and convert her to ....
Fouad Fawzy Tawfik August 15 (Compass Direct News) – A Muslim ex-convict stabbed and killed a Christian cobbler northeast of Cairo in June, confessing that he had planned to murder him because he was an ‘infidel’ who had made an offhand comment that ....
Milad Samy ZakiAugust 14 (Compass Direct News) – Families of five jailed Christians have lost their homes northeast of Cairo after authorities persuaded them to turn over deeds to their property in exchange for what was supposed to be the release of ....
Funeral procession for slain CoptAugust 9 (Compass Direct News) – Egypt has detained seven Christian men without charge since a fatal knife attack on churches here last April triggered two days of violence in this Mediterranean coastal city. ....
May 22 (Compass Direct) – With Cairo reeling from two weeks of clashes between thousands of police and demonstrators over the trial of two judges, Egypt appears to have forgotten its promises to investigate the April 14 stabbing of Christians in ....
Theresa Ghattass Kamal March 31 (Compass Direct) – Following a three-month search, an Egyptian Christian has discovered his missing sister living with a Muslim family near her home town and professing faith in Islam. Spurred by a brief telephone ....
Theresa Ghattass KamalFebruary 23 (Compass) – Missing for over a month, a young Christian woman has telephoned her relatives and reported being imprisoned in a Cairo apartment while facing pressure to convert to Islam. Last seen in the village of ....
February 15 (Compass) – Imprisoned for nearly 11 months without formal charges, the fate of an Egyptian sheikh suspected of blasphemy is to be decided at a court hearing on Sunday (February 19). Arrested on April 6, 2005, Bahaa el-Din Ahmed Hussein ....
Sisters Win Christian Identity Battle    Published in 2006
Iman and Olfat Malak AyetFebruary 3 (Compass) – Two young Coptic Christian women whose father had converted to Islam when they were infants have won a court battle in Egypt to retain their official religious identity as Christians. Now 18 and 19 ....
January 20 (Compass) – One Christian has died and at least 11 Egyptians were reportedly injured yesterday morning when Muslims clashed with security police and set fire to a Christian community center in Upper Egypt. Coptic Christian Kamaal Shaker ....
Church Building Regulations Eased    Published in 2005
December 13 (Compass) – Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak eased long-controversial restrictions on church repair last week in a decree that received mixed reactions from Egypt’s large Coptic Christian community. The old law, requiring the president’s ....
Pastor Fatally Crushed by Taxi    Published in 2005
Ezzat HabibDecember 2 (Compass) – Under threat from Egypt’s security police for holding services at his house church, a Protestant pastor has been run down by a taxi in Cairo and died of internal bleeding and a broken skull. Ezzat Habib, his son ....
Shafik Saleh Shafik November 29 (Compass) – With an arrest warrant hanging over his head, Coptic Christian Shafik Saleh Shafik has gone into hiding in Egypt while his lawyers pursue an appeal over a controversial conviction of illicitly holding a ....
November 28 (Compass) – An Egyptian Copt jailed without charges for 28 months has been released from the Al-Gharbaliat Prison near Alexandria. Hany Samir Tawfik, 29, was set free on June 28, seven months after his case was first publicized outside ....
November 23 (Compass) – An Egyptian sheikh linked with a group devoted to the spread of Islam has been jailed without charges for nearly eight months on suspicion of committing blasphemy against Islam. Arrested at his trading office on April 6, ....
Heba Nabil Narouz GhaliNovember 18 (Compass) – Risking the loss of family honor, an Egyptian Christian couple last week went public with their daughter’s sudden disappearance under questionable circumstances. After highlighting 21-year-old Heba ....
Egypt Slaps Jail Term on U.S. Citizen    Published in 2005
Shafik Saleh ShafikOctober 26 (Compass) – A U.S. Christian faces one year in prison after a trial in which he was accused of raping and beating Magda Refaat Gayed at his Cairo shelter for troubled women. Following last month’s final hearing in the ....
Shafik Saleh ShafikSeptember 22 (Compass) -- In a case that has prompted death threats from Muslims, Egypt’s top forensic doctor on Tuesday blasted a court physician’s report that Coptic Christian Shafik Saleh Shafik had bound and beaten Magda ....
September 14 (Compass) -- Egypt’s top forensic doctor will evaluate a medical report at next week’s criminal court hearing against Coptic Christian Shafik Saleh Shafik, who is accused of beating and raping a Coptic teenager at his home for troubled ....
Marianna Rezk Shafik AttallahSeptember 8 (Compass) -- Three months after his 20-year-old daughter disappeared while on an errand from work, Coptic Christian Rezk Shafik Attallah remains convinced that she has been kidnapped by a former police ....
Convert Released from Mental Hospital    Published in 2005
Gasir Mohammed Mahmoud June 21 (Compass) -- Five months after he was forcibly committed to a mental hospital for converting from Islam to Christianity, Gasir Mohammed Mahmoud has been discharged from his locked psychiatric ward in Cairo and set ....
Convert Locked into Mental Hospital    Published in 2005
Gaser Mohammed MahmoudMay 13 (Compass) -- An Egyptian convert from Islam to Christianity is being held against his will in a Cairo mental hospital, where supervising doctors have told him he must stay unless he recants his faith and returns to ....
Shafik Saleh ShafikFebruary 16 (Compass) -- The criminal trial of Egyptian Christian Shafik Saleh Shafik, begun in mid January, has been ordered postponed until February 20 by the presiding judge, who accepted defense petitions to summon key ....
Shafik Saleh Shafik January 13 (Compass) -- The Egyptian Christian director of a home for troubled Coptic girls goes on trial January 16 on criminal charges before Cairo’s Abbassiya Criminal Court No. 15. Shafik Saleh Shafik, 57, is accused of ....
November 8 (Compass) -- Two teenage Christian sisters in Egypt have gone to court to contest the forced change of their official religious identity to Islam. Iman and Olfat Malak Ayet, now 17 and 18 years of age, were raised as Christians by their ....
Iman (standing) and Olfat Malak AyetNovember 8 (Compass) — Two teenage Christian sisters in Egypt have gone to court to contest the forced change of their official religious identity to Islam.A State Council verdict is due by the end of November on ....
Court Reverses Religious Identity Card    Published in 2004
May 18 (Compass) — In an unprecedented verdict on April 13, an Egyptian court ordered the Interior Ministry to return formal Christian identity status to a Coptic Christian who had converted to Islam 11 years ago and then returned to her Christian ....
Christian Couple Escapes    Published in 2004
May 17 (Compass) — Thirteen months after Egypt jailed and tortured a Coptic Christian pharmacist for marrying a former Muslim woman, Boulos Farid Rezek-Allah Awad was finally allowed to emigrate from Egypt to Canada in March. A few weeks earlier, ....
(Compass) -- An Egyptian Christian was killed and two others seriously injured on January 5 when a confrontation erupted between a military contingent of about 300 soldiers and the staff of a Coptic Christian center for handicapped children near ....
Christian Captured At Libyan Border    Published in 2003
(Compass) — A Coptic Christian secretly married to a woman convert from Islam was apprehended for the second time while trying to leave Egypt for Canada. Boulos Farid Rezek-Allah Awad, 31, was stopped at the Libyan border on November 25 and detained ....
Christian Mother Still Jailed    Published in 2003
(Compass) — Five weeks after her arrest tipped off a major crackdown against Egyptian converts to Christianity, Mariam Girguis Makar was sent back to El-Kanater Women’s Prison outside Cairo for another 15 days. Makar, 30, was arrested on October 20 ....
Convert Ordered Released On Bail    Published in 2003
(Compass) — The last of 22 Egyptian Christians arrested since mid October and held for torture and interrogation by security police was ordered released in Cairo. On December 3, Mariam Girguis Makar, 30, was granted bail by an Egyptian court and ....
Christian Captured At Libyan Border    Published in 2003
A Coptic Christian secretly married to a woman convert from Islam was arrested for the second time last week while trying to leave Egypt for Canada. Boulos Farid Rezek-Allah Awad, 31, was stopped at the Libyan border on November 25, the first day of ....
Crack-Down on Converts to Christianity    Published in 2003
(Compass) — In a harsh crackdown over 10 days, Egypt’s state security police arrested and tortured a Christian couple of Muslim background, along with 11 other Egyptian citizens accused of forging Christian identity papers for former Muslims. ....
(Compass) — A Coptic Christian teenager kidnapped in Egypt by Muslims who claim she’s converted to Islam is being refused direct access to her Christian family. According to Nagy Edwar Nagy, his sister disappeared on September 27, the day after she ....
(Compass) -- An Egyptian court issued a long-awaited retrial verdict on February 27 which virtually acquitted the accused murderers of 21 Coptic Christians massacred in southern Egypt in January 2000. During a three-day rampage, Sohag province’s ....
Verdict Postponed On El-Kosheh Retrial    Published in 2003
(Compass) -- An Egyptian court has postponed a retrial verdict due in late January against 96 people implicated in violent Muslim-Christian clashes three years ago. The January 27 hearing in southern Egypt lasted only three minutes. Presiding Judge ....
October 15 (Compass Direct News) -- A letter smuggled out of Cairo’s Mazraa Tora Prison last month confirmed that an Egyptian convert to Christianity who disappeared five months ago has been imprisoned on criminal charges. In a handwritten letter ....
(Compass) - Five months after a Coptic Christian pharmacist was jailed for stabbing his wife’s mother and sisters, the mentally unstable defendant still has not been called before El-Fayoum’s criminal court to face attempted murder charges. Dr. ....
(Compass) - The Egyptian military launched a series of attacks against a Christian farm in the Suez desert just east of Cairo during February, injuring several staff members and inflicting considerable property damage on the Coptic-owned Patmos ....
(Compass) - Forty-seven suspects detained for investigation in the February 10 attack against a Coptic Orthodox church in Upper Egypt remained under arrest in the first week of March, pending formal statements from the prosecutor’s office on ....
(Compass) - The wife and family of Dr. Hanna Kamal Hanna Morgan, 38, have been battling for more than a year to cancel the pharmacist’s certificate of conversion to Islam. When Morgan signed the document 16 months ago, he had been undergoing ....
(Compass) - The religious identity of a Coptic Christian pharmacist who suddenly converted to Islam last year while being treated for severe mental illness is to be determined by a Cairo court of appeals verdict set for May 14. The lawsuit requests ....
(Compass) - Egypt’s top-ranking Court of Cassation has announced it will hear an appeal requested by the Egyptian prosecutor general. The appeal questions the blanket acquittal of all but four of 96 defendants, including 38 Muslims charged with ....
Muslim Murder Suspects Acquitted    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Instead of convicting the Muslim murder suspects accused of killing 21 Christians in last year’s El-Kosheh massacre, a judge in southern Egypt has accused the local Coptic clergy of responsibility for the three-day rampage. In his ....
(Compass) - According to a September 6 Egyptian newspaper report, 21 of the 39 accused defendants from Dar al-Salaam were given years in prison for their role in Egypt’s worst Muslim-Christian bloodshed in decades. So far as the Egyptian public ....
(Compass) - One Coptic Christian was killed and three others were injured in late July during an attack by their Muslim neighbors in Sool, a village 30 miles south of Cairo. Fakhri Ayyad Musaad, a 38-year-old Coptic farmer, died in a gunblast as he ....
(Compass) - An Egyptian court in the Sohag governate sentenced Coptic Christian Sourial Gayed Isshak to three years in prison at hard labor on July 16, convicted on charges of insulting the Muslim religion. Isshak’s lawyer, Mamduh Nakhla, promptly ....
Christian Accused of Religious Slander    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Jailed four months ago for allegedly insulting the Muslim religion, a Coptic Christian storeowner from Upper Egypt’s strife-torn El-Kosheh village is slated to hear his verdict in mid July. Sourial Gayed Isshak, 37, was arrested March 9 ....
(Compass) - Officials from Egypt’s powerful State Security Intelligence (SSI) agency detained a Coptic Orthodox Christian for the fourth time in early June, interrogating him under torture on accusations of preaching Christianity to Muslims. Aziz ....
(Compass) - In a long-deferred judgment handed down June 5, the Sohag Criminal Court ruled Coptic Christian villager Shaiboub Arsal guilty of the 1998 double murder of his cousin and another young Copt in southern Egypt’s El-Kosheh village. Arsal, ....
(Compass) - Egypt’s chief prosecutor issued indictments in March on the December 31-January 2 riots which caused the deaths of 21 Copts, caused dozens of serious injuries, and destroyed 104 Coptic homes and businesses in El-Kosheh, a predominantly ....
(Compass) - When Egypt’s chief prosecutor stressed that no \"man of religion\" was charged in the El-Kosheh indictments, by inference he exonerated a local Coptic Orthodox priest, charged in early February on five counts of criminal behavior during ....
(Compass) - An Egyptian criminal court stalled again on May 9, failing to deliver a verdict against Shaiboub William Arsal, the Coptic Christian defendant in the highly-publicized El-Kosheh double-murder trial. According to the judge, the delay ....
(Compass) - A Coptic Christian pharmacist plagued by mental illness over the past 10 years suddenly converted to become a Muslim in mid March, shortly after his release from the Egyptian hospital where he was undergoing psychiatric treatment. The ....
(Compass) - An Egyptian court ordered a two-month postponement of the unresolved murder case against Coptic Christian villager Shaiboub William Arsal in early March. Arrested 20 months ago in Sohag governate’s predominantly Christian El-Kosheh ....
(Compass) - A new decree issued by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in late December has relaxed a 140-year-old set of laws requiring all Christian churches to obtain high-level government permits to repair and restore their houses of worship. ....
Priest Accused of Attempted Murder    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Egypt’s state security prosecutors filed attempted murder charges against a Coptic village priest, accusing him of provoking the violence which killed 21 Christians in El-Kosheh village over New Year’s weekend. Father Gabriel Abdul ....
(Compass) - Five predominantly Coptic Christian villages in Upper Egypt’s Sohag province were ravaged by three days of rioting, killing and destruction over New Year’s weekend. At least 21 Christians were killed, another 34 were hospitalized


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Uzbek pastor Makset Djabbarbergenov has been released from prison in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He was released Dec. 4 and taken to the airport, where he was reunited with his wife and four children. According to the Norwegian religious-freedom watchdog ....
The legal ground continues to shift underneath Makset Djabbarbergenov, a house-church leader being held in a Kazakhstan jail at the request of his native Uzbekistan.   Djabbarbergenov was arrested Sept. 5 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Uzbekistan ....
A former Uzbek house church pastor is in a Kazakhstan jail, awaiting a ruling whether he will be returned to his native country, even as Kazakhstan’s Supreme Court considers whether to declare him a refugee from almost-certain persecution.Makset ....
A Christian congregation in Azerbaijan is waiting pensively to see if a judge will uphold a court order that banned its right to meet and “liquidated” the church. “They are upset, but at the same time they continue coming out hoping for the best,” ....
Ilya EyvazovSeptember 28 (Compass Direct News) – Born on June 18 to a Christian family in northern Azerbaijan, three-month-old Ilya Eyvazov still has no official name. Local authorities in the town of Aliabad at first refused to issue a birth ....
Thugs Attack Christian Publisher    Published in 2004
Kasprov suffered injury to his eye.December 9 (Compass) — A brutal attack on a Christian book publisher in Ukraine has underscored the high stakes struggle over human rights and religious liberty in the former Soviet republic preparing for a re-run ....
August 25 (Compass) — A petition protesting the Moscow ban on the Jehovah’s Witnesses was submitted this morning at the Presidential Administration Office of the Kremlin. Signed by more than 315,000 citizens across Russia, the petition expressed ....
June 16 (Compass) — The Moscow City Appeals Court ruled today to uphold a March 26 lower court decision to strip the Jehovah’s Witness community in Moscow of their legal status and ban their activity in the city, effective immediately. “Now the over ....
April 20 (Compass) — The recent decision of a Moscow court to ban activities of the city’s Jehovah’s Witnesses, although not yet legally in force, has triggered problems for that religious community and sends a potentially ominous signal regarding ....
Christians Top List of Security Threats    Published in 2003
(Compass) — A December 5 news report of a government document outlining recommendations for countering “religious extremism” has alarmed religious rights activists in Russia. The document listed the Catholic Church as the number one threat to ....
(Compass) — The Bulgarian Parliament has passed a controversial law recognizing the dominant role of the Orthodox Church and requiring all other denominations to register. The law defines Orthodox Christianity as “the traditional religion in ....
(Compass) — Greek-Catholic churches were confiscated by the Communist regime in the late 1940s and given to the Orthodox Church. Despite establishing a Mixed Commission for Dialogue, which brought together Romanian Orthodox and Greek-Catholic ....
New Draft Law On Religion Introduced    Published in 2002
(Compass) - A draft law on religion introduced on February 5 by State Duma Deputy A.V. Chuev defines “traditional” religion in such a way that critics say favors the Russian Orthodox Church and may even be unconstitutional. It could also affect ....
(Compass) - A TV news program deliberately misrepresenting a Seventh-day Adventist church in early June has prompted strong objections from local church leaders. Calling the TV report «an insult to our members,» the executive committee of the Ganja ....
(Compass) - An article appearing on the front page of Azerbaijan’s daily Zerkalo newspaper on May 2 equated the «threat of illegal Christian propaganda» with that of Islamist subversion activities spawned by Iran and the Wahhabi movement of Saudi ....
Jailed Christian Forced to Quit Job    Published in 2001
(Compass) - An Azeri Christian jailed for 10 days for allegedly «disobeying police orders» in the town of Ismailly has since been forced to resign from his accounting job at a local hospital. Azer Gasymov, 21, was released April 20 from prison in ....
Police Arrest Two Christians    Published in 2001
(Compass) - Two Christians were sent to jail on April 10 for seven days on charges of \"disobeying the police\" in the town of Ismailly, 120 miles west of the Azerbaijani capital of Baku. Asif Mardanov and Azer Gasymov were arrested at their homes ....
(Compass) - Hungary’s leading opposition political party and a group of minority faiths - Christian charismatics, reform Adventists and independent Methodists - have lodged appeals to the Constitutional Court over an amendment to the tax law that ....
(Compass) - As the December 31 deadline passed for reregistration of religious associations, Russian Ministry of Justice preliminary statistics indicated that more than 9,000 religious organizations had been registered, or about 60 percent of the ....
Salvation Army Fights for Registration    Published in 2001
(Compass) - The Moscow corps of the Salvation Army sprang prominently into international news soon after a city court rejected the Christian ministry’s appeal on November 28 for reregistration as a religious organization. The city court upheld a ....
(Compass) - Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze is on the verge of signing a draft amendment to the constitution that would grant the status of \"state church\" to the Georgian Orthodox Church. Once the president signs the draft, a one-month ....
(Compass) - In Tbilisi, a mob of about a hundred Orthodox extremists roused by a defrocked priest surrounded the site where a local Pentecostal congregation plans to build a half-million-dollar multi-purpose building. Fr. Vassili Mkalashvili, ....
Kidnapped Girl Still Adjusting    Published in 2000
(Compass) - One year after regaining her freedom, a young Christian girl kidnapped at age 13 is still adjusting to a more normal life in southern Russia. \"After five years,\" a source told Compass, \"she is going to school again and doing passably ....
Religious Liberty a Renewed Concern    Published in 2000
(Compass) - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom issued its first report on May 1 listing Russia, China and Sudan as their three principal countries of focus for this year. The report stated that although Russia’s human rights’ ....
(Compass) - Azerbaijani Baptists who had been operating a Christian street library in the western town of Gyanja have been threatened by police twice during January \"to halt preaching the gospel among Muslims,\" according to Baptist pastor Ivan ....
(Compass) - The Bulgarian Parliament adopted in the first reading on February 2 three problematic religious draft bills. The drafts give special status to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. A fourth draft that was prepared under the auspices of the ....
Baptist Church Mysteriously Attacked    Published in 2000
(Compass) - A spate of arson attacks on a newly built Baptist church in the eastern Ukrainian town of Sumy has forced the congregation to guard the church around the clock. Church members claim that \"laser weapons\" are being used to ignite the ....
(Compass) - The European Court of Human Rights has asked the Russian Federation to submit observations by March 10 on \"Pitkevich v. Russia,\" the first religious rights case submitted from Russia to the European Court. The case contests the ....
(Compass) - Doctors treating a young Baptist girl recovering from three months’ captivity and mistreatment by Chechen militants have confirmed that she is not pregnant, as first reported. The first medical tests given to 13-year-old Anja Hrykin - ....
Kidnapped Girl From Grozny Church Found    Published in 2000
(Compass) - A 13-year-old girl kidnapped from the Grozny Baptist Church by Islamist Chechen fighters more than three months ago was brought out of Chechnya’s war zone in late December. Anja Hrykin arrived on the doorstep of a Christian family in ....
Religious Climate Improving    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Two churches who were denied reregistration under the country’s controversial 1997 religion law gained a small victory in Russia’s Constitutional Court in November. The Court ruled that an organization already registered before the ....
Religious Freedom Restrictions Loosened    Published in 2000
(Compass) - President Haidar Aliev made a public pledge to U.S. Ambassador Stanley Escudero in early November, promising to enforce constitutional guarantees of freedom of conscience and religion in the Central Asian state. Within two weeks, the
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    Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Dagestan-- Pastor in Russian Republic of Dagestan Killed. in 2010 ISTANBUL, July 28 (World Watch Monitor) A pastor in the Russian republic of Dagestan known for founding the biggest Protestant church in the region and for successfully reaching out to Muslims has been killed by unidentified gunmen, local authorities have confirmed. Artur Suleimanov, 49,. Uzbek pastor released from Kazakhstan prison Published in 2012 London, December 5 (World Watch Monitor) Uzbek pastor Makset Djabbarbergenov has been released from prison in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He was released Dec. 4 and taken to the airport, where he was reunited with his wife and four children. According to the Norwegian religious-freedom watchdog..
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    Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Uzbekistan increases charges against church leader in Kazakhstan jail Published in 2012. Almaty, November 2 (World Watch Monitor) — The legal ground continues to shift underneath Makset Djabbarbergenov, a house-church leader being held in a Kazakhstan jail at the request of his native Uzbekistan. Djabbarbergenov was arrested Sept. 5 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Uzbekistan.. Appeals Judge in Azerbaijan to Decide Fate of Church Published in 2012 ISTANBUL, June 22 (World Watch Monitor) — A Christian congregation in Azerbaijan is waiting pensively to see if a judge will uphold a court order that banned its right to meet and "liquidated" the church. "They are upset, but at the same time they continue coming out hoping for the best
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    Cuba.. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. .. Cuban Pastor, Family Arrive in U.S. after Suffering under Regime Published in 2011 MIAMI, July 8 (World Watch Monitor) — An evangelical pastor once jailed by the regime of Fidel Castro arrived in the United States from Cuba yesterday with his family under a special resettlement program for political refugees. The Rev. Carlos Lamelas, 50, his wife Uramis and two .... Pastor Acquitted, but Convicted on New Charge Published in 2006 December 22 (World Watch Monitor) — Rev. Carlos Lamelas December 22 (Compass Direct News) -- A court in Havana has found the Rev. Carlos Lamelas not guilty of "trafficking in human beings" but convicted him on previously unannounced charges of falsification of documents. Judges imposed
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    AT THE VIPER NOW MUST be trampled HEAD! IO I'M TIRED, of YOU HAVE PATIENCE, and to inspire the criminals, at CONVERSION, therefore, CRIMINALS hours must be killed!
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    Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) AT THE VIPER NOW MUST be trampled THE HEAD! I'M TIRED, I HAVE LOST ABOUT PATIENCE: CONVERSION .. CRIMINALS WITH urge death, NOW Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. THE VIPER NOW MUST be trampled HEAD! I'M TIRED I HAVE PATIENCE AND CONVERSION urge CRIMINALS
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    [IS CAME III WORLD WAR :] IF YOU DO NOT DO THE AMPUTATIONS? IF YOU DO NOT remove BODIES IN gangrene? IF YOU DO NOT kill: A BIT OF CRIMINALS: IN ALL OVER THE WORLD? WHOLE BODY OF THE HUMAN RACE: WILL NOT BE SAVED! SE NON FACCIO DELLE AMPUTAZIONI? SE NON RIMUOVO GLI ORGANISMI IN CANCRENA? SE NON UCCIDO: UN PO DI CRIMINALI: IN TUTTO IL MONDO? TUTTO L'ORGANISMO DEL GENERE UMANO: NON POTRÀ ESSERE SALVATO!
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    Colombia .. Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) .. Colombia: Murdered evangelist's widow also killed after threats Published in 2013 January 9 (World Watch Monitor) — Four months after guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN) sent a murdered evangelist's wife their first demand to abandon her home in northeast Colombia's volatile Arauca department, the militants made good on their threats, report sources . Family of Kidnapped Colombian Pastor Flee Home. 2009. INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, June 24 (World Watch Monitor) — The wife and children of pastor William Reyes, who was kidnapped last September in Colombia and is still missing, have moved from their home to another city due to threatening strangers presumably linked to his kidnappers. Compass learned that
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    Abu*IDIOT*Antar -- WHICH "peace" on earth and AS "goodwill to all men" could never exist if you do not respect the basic human rights, freedom of religion, ecc..? You also want to be the accomplice of innocent blood?
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    CHINA --- Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Authorities Plan to Eradicate House Churches Published in 2012 DUBLIN, April 25 (World Watch Monitor) — China's government is engaged in a three-phase campaign to eradicate Protestant house churches, according to a statement released Friday (April 20) by the China Aid Association (CAA). The government's strategy was clearly outlined in a .... Drive to Release Rights Attorney in China Pushes Forward Published in 2012 LOS ANGELES, March 30 (World Watch Monitor) — Confirmation this week of China's assertion in December that human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng is alive and serving out a prison sentence is key as efforts continue for his release, a human rights attorney said. Gao, a Christian whose ..
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    "peace on earth and goodwill to all men" <--that christmas message is in stark contrast to lorenzo damning every nation in christ's name -_-
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    Burma .. Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Burma Reforms Offer No Respite for Ethnic Christians Published in 2012. KAREN STATE, Burma, May 4 (World Watch Monitor) — Amid global euphoria over reforms in Burman-majority parts of Burma, life has changed little for more than 3 million Christians and other minorities left to suffer from one of the world's longest running civil wars. Headlines around the world .... Burma's Christian Civilians Attacked During Christmas Published in 2012 NEW DELHI, January 9 (World Watch Monitor) — Attacks on Christians in Burma continued into the Christmas season in Kachin state as Burmese Army troops killed a civilian and destroyed church property despite President Thein Sein's order to stop the war against insurgents. A Baptist
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    Saudi Arabia.. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Authorities Release Christian Blogger. in 2009. LOS ANGELES, April 15 (World Watch Monitor) — In a surprise move, a Saudi Christian arrested in January for describing his conversion from Islam and criticizing the kingdom's judiciary on his blog site was released on March 28 with the stipulation that he not travel outside of Saudi Arabia or .. pastor Flees Death Threats. in 2009 January 30 (World Watch Monitor) — LOS ANGELES, January 30 (Compass Direct News) -- A prominent foreign pastor in Saudi Arabia has fled Riyadh after a member of the mutawwa'in, or religious police, and others threatened him three times in one week. Two of the incidents included
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    Afghanistan .. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Christian Jailed in Afghanistan to Face Judge on Sunday, 2010. ISTANBUL, November 16 (World Watch Monitor) — An Afghani amputee in prison for his Christian faith since May will face a judge this Sunday (Nov. 21) without legal representation or knowledge of the charges against him, according to local sources. Authorities arrested Said Musa, 45, on May 31, Motive for Aid Worker Killings in Afghanistan Still Uncertain. in 2010. ISTANBUL, August 12 (World Watch Monitor) — The killing of a team of eye medics, including eight Christian aid workers, in a remote area of Afghanistan last week was likely the work of opportunistic gunmen whose motives are not yet clear, the head of the medical organization said today.
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    Bolivia.. Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) .. Villagers Observe Truce Following Church Demolition Published in 2004 April 23 (World Watch Monitor) — April 23 (Compass) — Quechua-speaking villagers in Bolivia are living under an uneasy truce two months after an irate mob destroyed the sole evangelical church in their remote Andean community. On March 9, town officials in Chucarasi signed an .... Angry Mob Destroys Church in Bolivian Andes Published in 2004 March 8 (World Watch Monitor) — Similar Quechua church in Chiru-KassaAn angry mob of Quechua-speaking Indians destroyed the only evangelical church in the remote village of Chucarasi in the Bolivian Andes on February 28 after beating a congregational elder unconscious.
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    Bhutan.. Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man... Christians in Bhutan Seek to Dispel Regime's Mistrust 2011. THIMPHU, Bhutan, September 9 (World Watch Monitor) — Christians in this Buddhist nation have been awaiting a decision on whether they will receive official recognition, but it appears they will first see a measure against fraudulent conversion that the prime minister acknowledges is essentially .... Religious Conversion Worst Form of 'Intolerance,' Bhutan PM Says. 2011 THIMPHU, Bhutan, April 13 (World Watch Monitor) — In the Kingdom of Bhutan, where Christianity is still awaiting legal recognition, Christians have the right to proclaim their faith but must not use coercion or claim religious superiority to seek conversions, the country's prime minister told
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    Bangladesh --- Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Bangladesh Church Leaders Beaten at Police Station. 2011. LOS ANGELES, August 29 (World Watch Monitor) Hundreds of Christians this month protested the hitting of two church leaders at a police station in southern Bangladesh after a Christian reported a local ruling party activist had occupied his house. Bablu Biswas of Christianpara village in . Christians in Bangladesh Cleared of Charge of Offending Muslims. 2011. LOS ANGELES, August 15 (World Watch Monitor) — A court in Bangladesh on Thursday (Aug. 11) exonerated two Christians along with four Muslim friends accused of "hurting religious sensibility." Nurul Islam, another Christian and their Muslim friends were cleared of the charge after police failed
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    Genesis 9.5. And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal (even animals can go to heaven or hell). And from each man, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of his fellow man. Algeria Algerian faces 5 years in prison for sharing Christian faith Published in 2012 Istanbul, December 2 (World Watch Monitor) — Accusers who say an Algerian Christian insulted Islam provided no evidence to a judge hearing the Christian's appeal of his original sentence. Karim Siaghi, a convert to Christianity, was sentenced in May 2011 to five years in prison and .... Algeria Stalls Appeal of Convicted Christian Published in 2011 ISTANBUL, December 15 (World Watch Monitor) — A judge's decision this month to indefinitely postpone the appeal of a Christian sentenced under Algeria's defamation and anti-proselytizing laws shows how the judicial system keeps Christians in limbo without officially punishing or acquitting
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    Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) Iran Jailed Iranian pastor, once facing death, walks free Published in 2012 September 10 (World Watch Monitor) — An Iranian pastor who faced a death sentence because of accusations he abandoned Islam for Christianity walked out jail a free man Saturday, according to a Christian human-rights organization. After 2 years, 11 months behind bars, .... Iranian Authorities Shut Church in Tehran Published in 2012 ISTANBUL, June 8 (World Watch Monitor) — Authorities in Iran this week ordered the closure of a church in the capital, Tehran, amid a government campaign to crack down on the few recognized churches offering Farsi-speaking services, according to a human rights group. The order came from
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    Genesis 3:14. cursed are you (murderess: sharia), more than all the cattle and over all the wild animals (666 nazi Pharisee IMF), crawl on your belly (you will not see the presence of God: as, atheist) and eat dust (you will not have eternal life) North Korea 'Pinpricks' of Truth Making Way into North Korea Published in 2010 DUBLIN, April 26 (World Watch Monitor) — As refugees from North Korea and activists from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) gather in Seoul, South Korea this week to highlight human rights violations in the hermit kingdom, there are signs that North Korean citizens are accessing more .... Christian Refugees Question Regime's Claims Published in 2009 April 24 (World Watch Monitor) — DUBLIN, April 24 (Compass Direct News) -- Eom Myong-Heui of North Korea was a loyal communist in the Workers' Party of Korea before she became a Christian under the influence of her business partner -- a missionary who was later arrested and tortured ..
Dagestan
A pastor in the Russian republic of Dagestan known for founding the biggest Protestant church in the region and for successfully reaching out to Muslims has been killed by unidentified gunmen, local authorities have confirmed. Artur Suleimanov, 49, ....