February 11, 2021

PAKISTAN: Nurse Beaten After Blasphemy Allegation

Tabitha and her abusers - Photo: YouTube / Morning Star News
Tabitha enduring the abuse and
accusations of her coworkers.
Photo: YouTube /
Morning Star News (screenshot)

A Christian nurse, known for her Gospel singing, has been charged with blasphemy against Islam. Tabitha Nazir Gill was accused by a co-worker on January 28th after a dispute.

The head nurse at Sobhraj Maternity Hospital had issued orders that nurses were not to receive any cash from patients. When one of the nurses was seen collecting money, Tabitha reminded her of the policy; at which time, Tabitha encountered an attack and then was accused of inciting violence, along with blasphemy. Video footage has been released showing Tabitha being beaten, tied up, and locked in a room until police arrived.

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D. R. CONGO: Over 100 Killed by Islamic Militants

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Pray that the peace of Christ will fill
the hearts of people in D.R. Congo.

Over a hundred people, largely Christians, have died in mass attacks launched by Islamic extremists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since the beginning of 2021. On January 4th, an estimated 22 people had been killed in an overnight raid on the village of Mwenda. A week earlier, at least 42 were slain in two separate attacks within the same region. Then, on January 14th, approximately 46 people died at the hands of the militant Islamic group, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).

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LAOS: Imprisoned Pastor's Family Facing Harassment

A road in Laos - Pixabay / anniikaa

Earlier in 2020, it was reported that Sithong Theppavong, the pastor of a small church in a farming area of Savannakhet Province, received repeated warnings to cease his ministry. On March 15th, 2020, he was arrested without any indication of charges. For more details on his arrest, visit VOMC's previously posted report.

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