Saudi Arabia
Friends and family of two Indian Christians arrested after a prayer meeting in Saudi Arabia in January have tried in vain to secure their release. The two Christians were incarcerated for attending the prayer meeting with other Indian nationals ....
Authorities Release Christian Blogger    Published in 2009
LOS ANGELES, April 16 (Compass Direct News) – 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 ....
Authorities Release Christian Blogger    Published in 2009
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    Published in 2009
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 ....
Pastor Flees Death Threats    Published in 2009
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 threats to kill house church pastor Yemane Gebriel of ....
Authorities Arrest Christian Convert    Published in 2009
LOS ANGELES, January 28 (Compass Direct News) – Five months after the daughter of a member of Saudi Arabia’s religious police was killed for writing online about her faith in Christ, Saudi authorities have reportedly arrested a 28-year-old Christian ....
Authorities Arrest Christian Convert    Published in 2009
Five months after the daughter of a member of Saudi Arabia’s religious police was killed for writing online about her faith in Christ, Saudi authorities have reportedly arrested a 28-year-old Christian man for describing his conversion and ....
Four African Christians Deported    Published in 2006
August 25 (Compass Direct News) – Saudi Arabia deported four East African Christians last month after they were detained while leading a prayer service in Jeddah. Arrested on June 9, the church leaders were beaten and imprisoned for more than a ....
June 15 (Compass Direct) – Ten Saudi Arabian police armed with wooden clubs raided a private Christian worship meeting in the coastal city of Jeddah on June 9, arresting four East African citizens leading the service. At press time the two Ethiopian ....
Five Christian Prisoners Released    Published in 2005
June 20 (Compass) -- Five East Africans arrested and detained for a month for leading a private Christian worship service in Riyadh have been released and allowed to return to their jobs in the Saudi Arabian capital. Three weeks after their May 30 ....
Yemane Gebre Loul,May 16 (Compass) -- Five East African Christians arrested at a private Christian worship service three weeks ago are being refused any access to visitors at the interrogation center where they are jailed in the Saudi Arabian ....
Police Raid Another House Church    Published in 2005
May 4 (Compass) -- One week after arresting 40 Pakistani Christians, Saudi Arabia’s vigilante religious police broke up another private worship service of expatriate Christians in the capital last Friday. Five elders of an East African house church ....
Police Arrest 40 Pakistani Christians    Published in 2005
April 25 (Compass) — Saudi Arabia’s religious police arrested 40 Pakistani Christians while the group met privately for worship last Friday morning in Riyadh. The house church gathering was a joint Catholic-Protestant prayer service held weekly in ....
Christian Prisoner Deported    Published in 2004
November 2 (Compass) -- Seven months and seven days after he was arrested, tortured and jailed on charges of “spreading Christianity” in Saudi Arabia, Indian national Brian O’Connor was deported back to his homeland today. “It’s a miracle,” O’Connor ....
Christian Prisoner Deported    Published in 2004
O'Connor (with beard) at the Riyadh airportNovember 2 (Compass) — Seven months and seven days after he was arrested, tortured and jailed on charges of “spreading Christianity” in Saudi Arabia, Indian national Brian O’Connor was deported back to his ....
Court Sidesteps Religious Accusations    Published in 2004
October 27 (Compass) -- Without explanation, an Islamic court in Saudi Arabia ignored Christian prisoner Brian O’Connor’s previous charge of “spreading Christianity,” under which he has already been jailed for seven months. Instead, the Indian ....
Court Sidesteps Religious Accusations    Published in 2004
Brian O'ConnorOctober 27 (Compass) — In an arbitrary verdict handed down last week by a Saudi Arabian court, Christian prisoner Brian O’Connor was convicted of the alleged possession and sale of alcohol in the strictly Muslim kingdom.Without ....
September 17 (Compass) — Brian O’Connor, a Christian guest worker from India, was produced before an Islamic court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on September 15, nearly six months after he was arrested, tortured and jailed for allegedly “spreading ....
September 17 (Compass) — Brian O’Connor, a Christian guest worker, from India, was produced before an Islamic court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on September 15, nearly six months after he was arrested, tortured and jailed for allegedly “spreading ....
July 30 (Compass) — Four months after he was tortured and jailed for “spreading Christianity” in Saudi Arabia, Indian Christian Brian O’Connor received his first official prison visits this week. O’Connor, 36, was lured out of his home in Riyadh on ....
Indian Christian Jailed, Tortured    Published in 2004
June 9 (Compass) -- An Indian national abducted and tortured by Saudi Arabia’s religious police for “spreading Christianity” remains jailed without trial 10 weeks after his detention. Brian Savio O’Connor, 36, was accosted in the Mursalat district ....
Saudi Arabia Jails Indian National    Published in 2004
Brian O'ConnorJune 9 (Compass) — An Indian national abducted and tortured 10 weeks ago by Saudi Arabia’s religious police for “spreading Christianity” remains jailed in Riyadh’s Al-Hair Prison without trial or even formal charges against him. Brian ....
Authorities Release Egyptian Christians    Published in 2003
(Compass) — Two Egyptian Coptic Christians jailed by Saudi authorities were released 17 days after their arrest for establishing an expatriate house church in the capital of Riyadh. Dr. Sabry Awad Gayed and Eskander Guirguis Eskander, both 38, were ....
Two Egyptian Coptic Christians jailed by Saudi authorities have been released 17 days after their arrest for establishing an expatriate house church in the capital of Riyadh. Dr. Sabry Awad Gayed and Eskander Guirguis Eskander, both 38, were ....
(Compass) — Six days after the third-ranking official in the Saudi government ordered their release, two Egyptian Christians remained in police custody in Riyadh. Arrested on October 25, Dr. Sabry Awad Gayed and Eskander Guirguis Eskander were ....
Eritrean Christian Deported    Published in 2003
(Compass) — After 20 weeks in a Saudi jail for participating in prohibited Christian activities, Eritrean Christian Girmaye Ambaye was deported from Jeddah by plane back to his home country on August 9. Ambaye had been jailed at the Bremen ....
(Compass) — After nearly three months in a Saudi Arabian jail, Eritrean Christian Girmaye Ambaye is still awaiting deportation for alleged participation in “Christian activities” prohibited under the country’s strict interpretation of Islamic law. ....
Eritrean Christian Remains in Jail    Published in 2003
(Compass) — On May 16, an Ethiopian Christian was deported from Saudi Arabia for alleged “Christian activities,” but a fellow Christian prisoner of Eritrean citizenship remained jailed in Jeddah. Girmaye Ambaye, who was arrested on March 25 in the ....
Two African Christians Jailed in Jeddah    Published in 2003
(Compass) — Two African men jailed in Saudi Arabia’s port city of Jeddah for “Christian activities” are slated for deportation back to their homelands. Girmaye Ambaye, 44, of Eritrea, was arrested at his sponsor’s office on March 25. Ethiopian ....
Last Two Christian Prisoners Deported    Published in 2002
(Compass) - An Ethiopian and Filipino Christian jailed since last summer in the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah were released and deported to their home countries over Easter weekend. Filipino Dennis Moreno flew home to Manila on Emirates airlines ....
(Compass) - Six of 14 foreign Christians slated fordeportation from Saudi Arabia have been released for return to their home countries during the past 10 days. But another eight prisoners and their families remain entangled in a process that could ....
(Compass) - More than a dozen foreign Christians remain jailed in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, where local authorities have for months ignored inquiries and notes of protest from consulates requesting diplomatic access to their imprisoned ....
Consular Access Requests Ignored    Published in 2001
(Compass) - At least 12 foreign Christians jailed months ago in the port city of Jeddah remain under arrest in the Sharafia detention facility. Verbal reports indicate that investigations of their case were completed weeks ago. Diplomatic officials ....
(Compass) - Nigerian Christian Afobunor Okey Buliamin, 40, was arrested without explanation on August 19. Buliamin is the only Nigerian among 13 foreign nationals known to be detained since mid July in a series of religious police raids in Jeddah. ....
Police Holding 13 Foreign Christians    Published in 2001
(Compass) - At least 13 foreign Christians have been arrested since mid July in Jeddah, where Saudi Arabia’s religious police are apparently trying to track down Saudi nationals thought to have contact with expatriate house churches in the city. The ....
(Compass) - Four Filipino Christians arrested on January 7 remained jailed a month later in the capital of Riyadh. The four men were identified as Vic Mira Velez, Rupino Sulit, Art Abreu and Eminesio Rabea. A total of 15 Christians were arrested ....
Christian Engineer Still under Arrest    Published in 2000
(Compass) - Filipino Christian Edmar Romero is still awaiting release six weeks after Saudi’s religious police arrested him December 1 in his own home. Romero’s personal Bible and other Christian literature he was studying were confiscated from his ....
(Compass) - Saudi Arabia’s vigilante religious police raided a private Christian worship service in Riyadh on January 7 on a tip from a Filipino Muslim who infiltrated the group. Police arrested 15 of the estimated 100 persons gathered in a private

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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 ....
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 ....
As U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Burma’s capital, Naypyidaw, last week in a show of support for authorities’ ostensible reforms and to discuss minority rights, government troops killed civilians and burned houses in a ....
A recent attack on Christians and church buildings by Burmese soldiers in Kachin state showed that Christian civilians are targeted in the military offensive against insurgents. “Targeting of Christians is not unusual in Burma’s conflict zones,” ....
Burmese soldiers are systematically using forced labor, torture and rape to persecute majority-Christian residents of Chin state in western Burma, according to a report released today.   Entitled, “Life Under the Junta: Evidence of Crimes ....
Civilians in two ethnic minority states with large Christian populations fear their lives will be in danger as skirmishes between rebels and a Burmese junta bent on instilling Buddhist nationalism threaten to escalate into war.   “It is ....
Officials in Mergui Region, Burma, ordered a Baptist church to cease holding worship services after the pastor refused to wear an election campaign T-shirt supporting the military government’s Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP). The ....
With Burma’s first election in over 20 years just two weeks away, Christians in ethnic minority states fear that afterward the military regime will try to “cleanse” the areas of Christianity, sources said. The Burmese junta is showing restraint to ....
As Burma’s military junta gears up for its first parliamentary election in two decades this year, observers fear attacks on the Christian minority could intensify. Mungpi Suangtak, assistant editor of a New Delhi-based news agency run by exiled ....
A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released in January details serious and ongoing abuses against the Chin people, a minority group in Burma’s northwest who claim to be 90 percent Christian. HRW’s research echoes a 2004 report by the Chin Human ....
DUBLIN, February 20 (Compass Direct News) – A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released in January details serious and ongoing abuses against the Chin people, a minority group in Burma’s northwest who claim to be 90 percent Christian. HRW’s research ....
Authorities Clamp Down on Christians    Published in 2009
Burmese authorities last week increased restrictions on Christian activity in the capital city of Rangoon and surrounding areas, including the closure of several churches, Compass sources confirmed yesterday. Orders issued on Jan. 5 had already ....
Authorities Clamp Down on Christians    Published in 2009
DUBLIN, January 21 (Compass Direct News) – Burmese authorities last week increased restrictions on Christian activity in the capital city of Rangoon and surrounding areas, including the closure of several churches, Compass sources confirmed ....
(Compass) — Due to increasing tension in Myanmar (formerly Burma), the Thai government has banned all foreign NGOs from refugee camps along its border with Myanmar. Christian refugees in particular are affected by the ban, as church-run schools and ....
Baptist Pastor Arrested    Published in 2001
(Compass) - A female Baptist pastor was arrested on February 13 in Haka, in western Myanmar. Accused of harboring Chin separatists, Pastor Gracie -- an ethnic Chin -- was removed by soldiers from the Rinpi Baptist Church and taken to the Haka army
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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 ....

Afghanistan
After intense diplomatic pressure last week, authorities released Afghan Christian Said Musa, who had been in prison for nearly nine months on charges of apostasy (leaving Islam), punishable by death under Islamic law. Another convert, however, ....
A Christian in Afghanistan facing “apostasy” charges punishable by death is still without legal representation after authorities blocked a foreign lawyer’s attempt to visit him in prison, sources said. A Christian lawyer from the region who ....
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, ....
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. On ....
ISTANBUL, October 29 (Compass Direct News) – Aid agencies are reviewing the viability of their presence in Afghanistan following the murder of Christian aid worker Gayle Williams, who was killed in Kabul last week in a drive-by shooting. This latest ....
ISTANBUL, September 11 (Compass Direct News) – More than a week after the Taliban released Korean aid workers in Afghanistan, some South Korean Christians are critical of their government’s ban on missionary travel to the country. South Korea agreed ....
ISTANBUL, August 2 (Compass Direct News) – A Korean Christian aid worker murdered by his Taliban captors on Monday (July 30) had sacrificed his time and job to help those less fortunate than himself, eventually losing his life while serving the ....
Some Korean Hostages in Poor Health    Published in 2007
(Editor's Note: On Monday, July 30, the Taliban claimed to have killed a second Korean hostage.)ISTANBUL, July 27 (Compass Direct News) – South Korean aid workers held hostage by Taliban forces in Afghanistan for more than a week are believed to be ....
March 22 (Compass) – An avalanche of media coverage of an Afghan man facing the death penalty for converting to Christianity has apparently sparked the arrest and deepening harassment of other Afghan Christians in the ultra-conservative Muslim ....
Five Afghan Christians Martyred    Published in 2004
September 9 (Compass) — Five Afghan men who had converted to Christianity have been killed in separate incidents since late June near the borders of eastern Afghanistan. All five men were stabbed or beaten to death in summary executions by Taliban ....
Five Afghan Christians Martyred    Published in 2004
September 9 (Compass) — Five Afghan men who had converted to Christianity have been killed in separate incidents since late June near the borders of eastern Afghanistan. The first death was reported on July 1 by Reuters news agency, which received a ....
(Compass) - As aerial military strikes by U.S. forces continued to pound Afghanistan, the defense lawyer for eight Western relief workers imprisoned since early August in Kabul left Pakistan October 10 to return to the Afghan capital. Pakistani ....
(Compass) - Taliban authorities arrested 35 more Afghan aid workers, bringing the total to more than 50 Afghans jailed by the strict Islamist regime since early August on suspicion of aiding covert Christian missionary work. At least 35 Afghans ....
(Compass) - In mid August, one week after Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities began arresting expatriate humanitarian aid workers in Kabul for allegedly \"trying to convert Afghan Muslims to Christianity,\" the strict Islamist regime was still ....
Taliban Vow to Execute Converts    Published in 2001
(Compass) - The supreme leader of Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban militia warned on January 8 that his regime will apply the death penalty to any Muslim who converts to another faith. Monitored over Radio Shariat, Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar ....