Persecution Weekly Round Up: June 2019 Week 3

Christians are forced to convert to Buddhism in Burma.

An Egyptian Coptic man was arrested after someone hacked his Facebook account and posted blasphemous things.

Following the arrest of 30 people, the Eritrean government has shut down Christian health care facilities in its latest act of aggression toward Christianity. It is unclear why the facilities were closed.

Two Christian men, who were falsely accused of forced conversions in India, have been released.

Security forces in Lebanon arrested a man who was planning attacks on Christian sites.

Agenzia Fides reported that Fr. Isaac Agub, who serves at the Holy Name Church, has been released on June 19, after being kidnapped June 16 by Fulani.

Agenzia Fides reports that over the past week, over 150 people have been killed and over 9 kidnapped due to the violence in Nigeria by Islamic State in West Africa, the Fulani, and Boko Haram.

On one day, the Fulani attacked two towns in two different states and killed at least 13 Christians, some children.

According to Legal Evangelical Association Development (LEAD), a non-profit advocacy group providing legal aid to persecuted minorities, 28 Christian girls became victims of abduction, torture, sexual harassment, rape, forced conversion and forced marriages in Pakistan from November 2018 to June 2019.

The Christian town of Hama is being hit by jihadists. Several Christian towns are caught between the Syrian forces and the jihadists. Continue to pray for Christians in Syria as the are not only the target of jihadis but also the collateral damage of a civil war.


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