UPDATES

Ebrahim Firouzi RELEASED

Update - October 2019 Ebrahim Firouzi was released from Rajaei Shahr prison on Oct. 26, 2019. He will now serve two years' internal exile in the city of Sarbaz, on the border with Pakistan. The prison warden wanted to send Ebrahim directly to exile, but he was allowed...

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Believers Imprisoned In India On False Charges

Kandhamal Christians | India On August 23, 2008, as Hindus celebrated Janmashtami in the Kandhamal district of Odisha state, eastern India, their prominent leader Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati was shot dead. Hindu fundamentalists quickly blamed Swami’s murder on...

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Update – Imran Ghafur | Pakistan

The court handling the case of Pakistani Christian Imran Ghafur announced a new court hearing on Friday, May 17. Please pray that something will come from the hearing and that Imran will soon be released from prison. Imran has been in prison for nearly 10 years on...

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Abraham Ben Moses Released!

We are delighted to report that Abraham Ben Moses, also known as Saifuddin Ibrahim, a well-known former Muslim and Christian apologist in Indonesia, has been released from prison. Abraham, who was active in Internet evangelism and debates with Muslim groups, was...

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Pray for Siu Thai, Vietnam

On November 21, Siu Thai was beaten so harshly that he lost his memory. In the latest meeting with his familyhe was not able to recognise any of his relatives and could not walk by himself. Siu Thai is an ethnic Hmong Christian. He was arrested in April 2011 and was...

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Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, Indonesia Released

Former Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, has been set free after serving nearly two years in prison for 'blasphemy', according to CBN News.  He said he doesn't regret his imprisonment, saying,  "If we could go back in time and someone asked which...

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Vietnamese Prisoner Beaten

On November 21, Siu Thai was beaten so harshly that he lost his memory. In the latest meeting with his family he was not able to recognise any of his relatives and could not walk by himself. Siu Thai is an ethnic Hmong Christian. He was arrested in April 2011 and was...

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ASIA BIBI FREED. PAKISTAN SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS ACQUITTAL

from VOM partner, Release International Release International welcomes the decision by Pakistan Supreme Court to uphold acquittal of Asia Bibi. Calls for Pakistan to protect Asia and Christian minority, review cases of 200 other Christians behind bars and repeal...

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Ps. Andrew Brunson Released!

Christians in Turkey and around the world are praising God for the release of Andrew Brunson from Turkish captivity. While the charges were not dropped, the court ruled on October 12th that he should be released for good behaviour and time served. He was allowed to...

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New Prisoner – Pastor John Cao | China

On March 5, 2017, police arrested Cao San-Qiang (John Cao), a Chinese pastor known for his work among Myanmar’s poor. Authorities charged Pastor Cao with “organizing illegal crossings of national borders” and, one year later, sentenced him to seven years...

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Nguyen Trung Ton | Vietnam 

(Source: Christian Solidarity Worldwide, VOM Canada, Geneva Summit)  Protestant pastor and freedom of religion activist Nguyen Trung Ton, was arrested on July 30, 2017 at his home in Thanh Hoa. On April 5, 2018 Pastor Ton, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for...

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Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh | Iran

Christian Naser Navard Gol-Tapeh was arrested on 24 June 2016 when 30 intelligence police agents raided an engagement party at a house in the Andisheh township of Karaj, near Tehran. Everyone present was detained, including three visiting Azeri Christians from Baku,...

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Lacheng Ren Released On Bail

Lacheng Ren Released On Bail VOM contacts heard Lacheng Ren was released on bail in early 2017. However, "he rarely communicates with anyone due to severe restraint and his hurt." Please continue to pray for...

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Pastor Yang Hua Released!

Imprisoned pastor Yang Hua has returned to his home in Guizhou province on June 19th after suffering mistreatment during his two-and-a-half-year jail term. Yang was first imprisoned on December 9th, 2015, after police raided Living Stone Church. He was charged with...

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Nguyen Van Dai – Released!

Protestant church leader and lawyer Nguyen Van Dai, and a fellow member of the Brotherhood for Democracy were released from prison on June 7. and immediately put on a plane from Hanoi for Germany, according to members of his banned group and an exile pro-democracy...

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Advocacy For Prisoners In Vietnam

Ro Mah Pro Ro Mah Pro (64), was arrested in August 2010. He is a Hmong Christian from the Gia Lai province. He was charged under Article 87 for ‘undermining the unity policy’ of the 1999 Penal Code, and sentenced to nine years imprisonment, with three years’ house...

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