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  • Laos: Christians Evicted

    In January, 48 Christians were forced from their homes by more than 100 officials and villagers in Katin village, Saravan province,...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Iraq: Christians Martyred

    Three Christians have been killed in Mosul recently, and community leaders warn that violence will increase leading to the March 7...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Morocco: Christians Arrested

    On Feb. 4, Moroccan military authorities raided a Christian meeting and arrested 18 people. The authorities also confiscated Bibles and personal...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • China: Church Leader Imprisoned

    On Oct. 19, Neixiang police officials arrested 60 Christians attending a worship service, according to ChinaAid Association. After charging them with...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Uzbekistan: Baptists Fined

    Uzbekistan’s government continues to fine members of the Baptist Union and harass Protestant Christians, according to Forum 18 News. “Valery Konovalov...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Iran: Church Leaders Arrested

    On Feb. 28, Hamid and Reyhaneh, a former-Muslim couple who led a house church, were arrested by secret police in Isfahan,...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Indonesia: Churches Burned

    On Jan. 22, two church buildings under construction in North Sumatra, Indonesia, were burned by suspected Islamic extremists, according to Compass...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Laos: Katin Christians Endure

    A group of Christians who were expelled from Katin village in January were again urged to recant their faith in Jesus...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Nigeria: VOMedical Helps Victims

    UPDATED: See video below. The Voice of the Martyrs’ medical program is on the frontlines in Northern Nigeria, providing medical care,...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • China: Human Rights Lawyer Alive

    On March 28, human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who has been missing for more than a year, contacted his wife and...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Iran: Pastor Released from Jail

    On March 28, Rev. Wilson Issavi was temporarily released from Dastgard prison after posting bail, according to Farsi Christian News Network...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Vietnam: Family Flees Village

    On March 9, Sung Cua Po, a Hmong Christian, fled into the forest with his family after authorities ordered their expulsion,...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • China: Court Rejects Appeal

    UPDATE On March 16, The People’s High Court of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region rejected an appeal from Uyghur house-church leader...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Iran: Christians Arrested

    On April 11, officers from the Ministry of Information arrested 19-year-old Daniel Shahri, a Christian in Isfahan, Iran, according to Farsi...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Nigeria: Pastor and Wife Killed

    On April 13, a pastor and his wife in Boto village, Bauchi state, Nigeria, were abducted and killed by suspected Islamic...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • India: Christians Attacked

    On April 17, Hindu extremists attacked a group of Christians at a prayer meeting in Madhya Pradesh, India, causing the death...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Iraq: Believers Warned to Leave

    Christians in Iraq have been warned by Muslim extremists to leave the country immediately or risk violent death, according to The...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Nigeria: Christians Killed

    On April 24, seven people were killed by Muslim youths in Jos, Nigeria, according to Compass Direct News. Two journalists for...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Iran: Young Christian Released

    On April 24, 19-year-old Iranian Christian Daniel Shahri was released on bail from the Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan, according to Farsi...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Iran: Believer Released on Bail

    On April 24, Vahik Abrahamian, an Armenian Christian, was temporarily released from Evin prison after 53 days in solitary confinement, according...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Morocco: Christians Deported

      The Moroccan government has deported twenty-eight Christian workers so far in May, according to The Voice of the Martyrs contacts....

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Somalia: Somali Christian Killed

    On May 4, members of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab killed an underground church leader in Xarardheere, Mudug region, Somalia, according...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Iran: Believers Acquitted

    Praise God! On May 22, Maryam Rustampoor and Marzieh Amirizadeh were acquitted of all charges by the Iranian judicial authorities, according...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Nigeria: Pastor’s Home Attacked

    On May 19, Muslim youths destroyed two church buildings and a pastor’s house in Northern Nigeria, according to The Voice of...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Indonesia: Report of Church Closing

    On May 21, members of the Indonesia Christian Church (GKI) visited the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to report that local...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Afghanistan: Christian Aid Suspended

    On May 31, the Afghanistan government suspended the operations of two Christian relief organizations over suspicions that they converted Afghans to...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Iraq: Believer Killed in Kirkuk

    On June 7, a Christian businessman was shot to death in front of his home in Kirkuk, Iraq, according to VOM...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • China: Pastor Released on Bail

    On June 13, Pastor Wang Dao was released on bail after being held for more than a month on charges of...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Somalia: Convert Abused by Family

    A 17-year-old girl in the Gedo Region of Somalia was severely beaten by her family recently after they discovered she had...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • India: Pastors Attacked

    On June 23, two Assemblies of God pastors, Shiju Kuriakose and Jayan, were attacked by unknown assailants, according to VOM contacts....

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Nepal: Pastor Beaten By Maoists

    On June 13, Maoist rebels in Nepal attacked Christians at an evening prayer meeting, according to VOM contacts. The rebels ordered...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • India: Christian’s Hand Severed

    On July 4, unknown assailants attacked a college professor, severing his right hand and part of his arm in Kerala, India....

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Iraq: Christian Killed By Bomb

    On July 5, Behnam Sabti, a Christian, died instantly when a bomb exploded under his car in Mosul, Iraq, according to...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Nigeria: Eight Christians Killed

    On July 13, violence erupted between Muslims and Christians in Eastern Nigeria. “Eight people have been killed and 40 others seriously...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Uzbekistan: Authorities Crack Down

    Authorities in Karakalpakstan, an autonomous region of Uzbekistan, have renewed a crackdown on Protestant Christians in recent weeks, according to Forum...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Russia: Pastor Murdered

    On July 15, Pastor Artur Suleimanov was shot to death by a gunman as he was leaving the Hosanna House of...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Iran: New Believers Arrested

    On July 18, government security forces arrested 15 Christian converts traveling to the city of Bojnoord to meet with other believers,...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Afghanistan: Aid Workers Killed

    Ten members of a Christian aid team were murdered in northern Afghanistan on Aug. 5 after spending three weeks providing medical...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • India: Twelve Believers Arrested

    On Aug. 15, police in Mandya district, Karnataka, India, arrested a pastor and an evangelist with India Campus Crusade for Christ,...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • China: Update: Church Leader

    Update: Family Visits Imprisoned Church Leader On July 13, the family of Uyghur house–church leader, Alimujiang Yimiti, was permitted to visit...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Tanzania: Evangelists Acquitted

    On Aug. 12, a court acquitted two Tanzanian evangelists of “illegal preaching,” according to Compass Direct News. The evangelists, Eleutery Kobelo...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Ethiopia: Muslims Attack Convert

    On Aug. 21, Mohamed Ali Garas, a prominent Somali church leader and convert from Islam, was beaten by Muslims in Addis...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • China: Churches Targeted

    Churches Closed, Leaders Threatened On Aug. 5 and 6, the Chinese government shut down three house churches in Wuhan, Hubei; Sanmenxia,...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • India: Church Destroyed

    On Sept. 5, Hindu extremists in Andhra Pradesh, India, destroyed a church building in Patagunta village, according to The Voice of...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • IDOP: November 14

    November 14: Churches Reminded to Pray for the Persecuted Churches across the United States and around the world are preparing to...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Pakistan: Bibles Burned by Muslims

    On Sept. 19, Islamic extremists broke into the Philadelphia Pentecostal Church in Sharif Town, Karachi City, Pakistan, and set fire to...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Iran: Nine Believers Arrested

    Nine Christians were arrested recently in Hamedan, Iran, on charges of engaging in journalistic activities, according to Farsi Christian News Network...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • China: Pastor Detained at Trial

    Pastor “Bike” Zhang Mingxuan and his wife, along with several other believers, were detained on Sept. 20 while attending court proceedings...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • China: Christians Detained

    On Sept. 21, nearly 200 police officers demolished a prayer room at Taishan Christian Church in Taizhou, Zhejiang province, citing a...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010
  • Iran: Pastor Sentenced to Death

    Christians in Iran are reporting that Pastor Youcef Nardarkhani has been sentenced to death for what is called a “thought crime.”...

    VOMDecember 10, 2010