Pakistan Police Arrest Christian Mentally Challenged Girl For “Blasphemy”

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service defaultISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Pakistani police detained and interrogated a mentally challenged Christian girl for allegedly burning pages of the Koran, seen as a holy book by Muslims, amid mounting international concern about Pakistan's controversial blasphemy laws, an advocacy group said Friday, June 19.

Auschwitz Survivor Doubts Elie Wiesel’s Holocaust Past In Probe

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--Late Author Accused Of Stealing Identity By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A Hungarian-born Jewish survivor of Nazi death camps isn't surprised that only a few people attended the funeral for self-proclaimed Holocaust witness and famed author Elie Wiesel. "They buried Wiesel quickly after his death so journalists could not see that he didn't have a tattoo of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp," said Nikolaus (Miklós) Grüner.

Vietnam Launches “Military Crackdown” On Degar Christians

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife
HANOI, VIETNAM (BosNewsLife)-- The Vietnamese government continued a massive military operation Monday, November 1, involving thousands of armed soldiers, riot police, other security forces and local police to "wipe out" Degar Montagnard Christians in the Central Highlands who refuse to join a state approved church, according to representatives.

Christian Girls, Women, Attacked In Pakistan

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service pakistan_christians ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Rights activists say there has been "a dramatic increase" in the number of Christian girls and women facing "brutal assaults" in Pakistan, with local police often refusing to intervene.

NEWS ALERT: Pakistan Christian Man Detained For Blasphemy (Update)

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protestagainst By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian man has been detained in Pakistan's heartland Punjab province on allegations of blasphemy against Islam, shortly after a Christian couple was burned to death by a mob for allegedly insulting Muslims.

Sri Lanka Blames Islamists For Deadly Church Bombings

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (BosNewsLife)-- Sri Lanka's government has blamed a radical Islamist group for...

MISSION WATCH: Nepal Missionaries Evangelize Despite New Constitution And Unrest

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service christians-in-nepal-550x350KATHMANDU,NEPAL (BosNewsLife)-- Native Christian missionaries in Nepal say they will continue evangelism despite unrest over a newly constitution that enshrined a long-time ban on proselytizing. The new constitution signed by Nepal's president on September 20 outlaws "any act to convert another person from one religion to another or any act or behavior to undermine or jeopardize the religion of another," with violations punishable by prison and/or fines.

Activists Campaign Against Hindu Plans To ‘Eradicate Christianity’ From India By 2021

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos NEW DELHI, INDIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian aid group Open Doors is launching a social media campaign against plans by Hindu groups in India to "cleanse the nation" of Christianity within three years. The announcement by one of the world's leading organizations for persecuted Christians comes amid church attacks by militants linked to groups such as Dharm Jagran Samiti, which wants India to become an exclusively Hindu nation, or 'Hindu Rashtra,' by 2021.

‘China Jails Pastor and Church For Refusing To Worship China’s President’; Prayers Urged

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

BEIJING, CHINA (BosNewsLife)-- Christian rights activists urge prayers for some 100 jailed Chinese Christians including a prominent evangelical pastor who condemned China's Communist "regime" for "forcing" its citizens to treat President Xi Jinping like a god.

NEWS ALERT: Bhutan Gives Christian 3 Years Jail For Showing Christian Films (UPDATE)

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By BosNewsLife Asia Service
NEW DELHI/THIMPHU (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Bhutan has sentenced a Christian to three years imprisonment for "attempting to promote civil unrest" by showing films about Christianity, underscoring international concerns about the situation of religious minorities in the heavily Buddhist Himalayan nation, BosNewsLife learned Friday, October 29.