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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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Vietnam – Nguyen Van Dai Update

On April 5, 2018, Nguyen Van Dai, was sentenced at a court in Hanoi, Vietnam, to 15 years imprisonment and 5 years probation under house arrest, on charges of "attempting to overthrow the government", under Article 79 of Vietnam's Penal Code. Five of Dai's colleagues...

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Hadi Asgari Released!

Hadi Asgari was released on April 11 from Evin Prison. Previously, he was refused bail, but a judge reconsidered and he was set free on conditional release after posting bail. Believers in Iran are asking for prayer for Hadi as he recovers from 19 months spent in...

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Prisoner Update: Nguyen Van Dai – Vietnam

After being detained for over two years without charges, Christian lawyer Nguyen Van Dai, has finally been given a trial date. He is charged under Article 79 for alleged 'subversive activities', and will be tried by the People's Court of Hanoi on April 5.  In January,...

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Evangelist jailed in Indonesia

Abraham Ben Moses, also known as Saifuddin Ibrahim, is a well-known former Muslim and Christian apologist in Indonesia. He was active in Internet evangelism and debates with Muslim groups. Abraham, 53, was arrested on Dec. 5, 2017, after a video showing him sharing...

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New Vietnamese prisoners of faith to write to

Jonh Jonh (66) is a Hmong Christian. He was arrested in May 2012, and sentenced to nine years' imprisonment in May 2013. He was convicted under Article 87 of the 1999 Penal Code for 'undermining the unity policy'. Jonh was last reported detained in Gia Lai province....

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Gao Zhisheng update – February 2018

Update 2018 In November 2017, RFA reported that a brief audio clip was published by The Gao Zhisheng Lawyers’ Group, of Gao talking about the conditions he is being held in.  According to the report, Gao has a number of illnesses. For example, his teeth have all...

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Free Gao Zhisheng

Courtesy China Aid The Chinese government’s persecution of human rights defense lawyer and Christian Gao Zhisheng began in 2005, when the Beijing Judicial Bureau revoked his law license and ordered his practice to shut down. In December 2006, Gao was convicted of...

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Write to A Hyum in Vietnam

Source: Freedom House, Amnesty International 78-year-old Hmong Christian, A Hyum (also known as Ba Kol) was arrested in April 2012, on charges of ‘undermining the unity policy’, under Article 87 of the 1999 Penal Code. He was sentenced in May 2013 to eight years...

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Advocate for an Advocate: Gao Zhisheng

Gao Zhisheng is a Christian human rights lawyer who has spoken up in the defence of other Christians and minority groups in China. Because of his work, he has had his legal practice shut down, and has faced arrest, torture, and long stretches of time in prison. Gao is...

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Asia Bibi – Pakistan update

VOM staff spoke with Asia Bibi's lawyer this week, and he reported that she is healthy and in good spirits in the Multan jail. She's alone in the prison, and a female prison guard is with her at all times, both to keep watch over her and to provide security for her....

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What is Christmas Like for Persecuted Christians?

What is Christmas like for Christians living in hostile or restricted nations? Usually, it’s very much different to the celebrations we are accustomed to as followers of Christ here in New Zealand! The Christmas season can be a time of intense and...

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New prisoner profile: Twen in Eritrea

Those who have read the story of Eritrean gospel singer Helen Berhane in her book, Song of the Nightingale, will be familiar with Helen’s fellow prisoner and close friend, “Esther”. Esther’s real name is Twen, and she was imprisoned in the same shipping container as...

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Pray for Yklas Kabduakasov, Recently Released from Prison

  Yklas Kabduakasov, a Christian convert from Islam, was released from prison on Oct. 2 after spending more than two years in detention for “inciting religious hatred.” He was arrested on Aug. 14, 2015, and spent time in pre-trial detention, under house arrest and...

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Yklas Kabduakasov Released!

Yklas Kabduakasov Released! Christian prisoner of faith Yklas Kabduakasov was released from prison on Oct. 2, 2017. The 56-year-old convert from Islam was arrested on Aug. 14, 2015 and sent to a labour camp for “inciting religious hatred.” He returns home to his wife,...

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