Farshid Fathi amongst prisoners beaten in raid

Farshid Fathi amongst prisoners beaten in raid

23 April 2014 Evangelical church leader Farshid Fathi was amongst 30 prisoners who suffered injuries when guards and security agents assaulted inmates in Evin Prison, one of Iran’s most notorious jails, on 17 April. Farshid Fathi, who is serving a six year sentence on...
Trial of Pastor Zhang Shaojie postponed indefinitely

Trial of Pastor Zhang Shaojie postponed indefinitely

The trial of Chinese Pastor Zhang Shaojie began on 10 April in Nanle County, Henan Province, but court proceedings were later suspended indefinitely, according to reports by China Aid, after Zhang’s lawyers were detained and he had to dismiss them from his case....
Two Pastors in Bhutan Jailed without Charges

Two Pastors in Bhutan Jailed without Charges

10 April 2014 Two pastors in southern Bhutan have spent more than a month in jail without being formally charged. Police arrested M.B. Thapa (aka Lobzang) and Tandin Wangyal in Khapdani village in Samtse District on March 5. Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs...
Syrian Christians Mourn Murdered Priest

Syrian Christians Mourn Murdered Priest

8 April 2014 Christians across Syria are mourning the loss of a Dutch priest who, despite grave personal danger, refused to leave the civilian population stranded in Homs. The Rev. Frans Van der Lugt, 75, a Jesuit priest, was killed Monday morning (April 7) in Homs,...