Afghanistan Debates Execution Christian Converts

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos afghanistanKABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Afghanistan's tiny Christian minority faced more danger Monday, September 23, after a key legislator suggested that those who convert from Islam to Christianity "are to be executed," Catholics familiar with the situation said.

BREAKING NEWS: Afghanistan Releases Christian Convert Assadullah (Update)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- An Afghan man who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity has been released on bail after international pressure, but concerns remain about his safety, his friends confirmed to BosNewsLife Friday, April 8.

International Petition As Afghan Christians Face Execution (BosNewsLife In-Depth)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists launched on Monday, February 7, an international petition urging Afghanistan to release detained converts to Christianity, amid fears they may be executed.

India Orders Deportation Afghan Christian Widow, Daughters Despite Death Threats

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Afghan Christian widow and three of her daughters faced possible deportation from India to their homeland Friday, January 20, despite concerns they may be killed or jailed for “apostasy”, after a UN agency reportedly refused to grant them refugee status.  
		                

NEWS WATCH: European Journalists Condemn Killing Pulitzer Photographer In Afghanistan

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By BosNewsLife News Center reporterssKABUL/BRUSSELS/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) on Friday, March 4, condemned "the cold blooded killing" of a prominent German photographer in Afghanistan, ahead of Saturday's presidential elections.

Concerns Mount Over Kidnapped Catholic Aid Worker In Afghanistan

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Corresponjudith-PTI-380dent BosNewsLife NEW DELHI/KABUL (BosNewsLife)-- An abducted Catholic aid worker from India remained missing in Afghanistan Thursday, June 23, despite fresh appeals for her release. Judith D'Souza, 40, was reportedly kidnapped in the capital Kabul on June 9 by a crime group specialized in abducting foreign nationals.

Afghanistan Militants Detained Over Kidnapping Priest

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service prem_kumar1 (1)NEW DELHI/KABUL (BosNewsLife)-- Afghan security forces have detained three members of the Islamic Taliban group for their alleged involvement in kidnapping an Indian Jesuit priest working in western Herat province, officials said Thursday, June 5.

‘No Churches Left in Afghanistan,’ US Says

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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- The U.S. State Department says there are no Christian churches left standing in Afghanistan after local courts backed the destruction of the last known church building in the troubled nation.

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Afghan Facing Islamic Court, Execution, For Christian Faith

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A disabled Afghan man jailed since May for his Christian faith was to face an Islamic court Sunday, November 21, without legal representation and amid fears he may be executed for converting to Christianity, trial observers confirmed.

NEWS ALERT: Finnish Christian Workers Killed In Afghanistan (Update)

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife afghanistanKABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Afghanistan's tiny Christian community was left in shock Friday,  July 25, after two Finnish Christian aid workers were shot dead, officials confirmed. The two women were killed by gunmen in the western city of Herat, the latest in a series of attacks targeting Westerners, including Christian believers.