September 10, 2020

PAKISTAN: Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

Asif Pervaiz (right) - Photo: Morning Star News
Asif Pervaiz (right) with attorney Saif ul Malook (center).
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In 2013, Asif Pervaiz was working in a garment factory where he was reportedly pressured by his supervisor, Muhammad Saeed Khokher (also referred to as Saeed Ahmed Khokher), to convert from Christianity to Islam. After Asif sent text messages resisting the supervisor's demands, the father of four was accused of blasphemy and taken into custody where he has since been awaiting trial for seven years.

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SRI LANKA: Disruptions by Mob Violence

Prayer meeting in Sri Lanka - Photo: Facebook / Daniel A. Brown
Join Sri Lankan believers in prayer.
Photo: Facebook / Daniel A. Brown

Mob demonstrations are a common way to disrupt and protest Christianity in the nation of Sri Lanka. Although opposition often comes from the dominant Buddhist community, two recent incidents in the Batticaloa District appear to have been instigated by Hindu leaders.

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INDIA: Christians Face Rising Threats

Kanduru Mudulu & his mother and daughter - Photo: Morning Star News
Badaguda Christians outside their damaged home.
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Christians in India are facing horrific levels of violence from Hindu radical extremists. This deadly campaign coincides with a government agenda to turn the country into a Hindu nation. A report from VOM Canada's partner, CBN News, provides context for some of the situations being reported. Click here to view the report.

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