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Barnabas weekly newsletter 03 May 2012

Country/Region: Middle East and North Africa, Iran, Kenya, Russian Federation, Libya, Egypt, Azerbaijan, United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Central Asia

Latest international news
Infiltrator in Kenyan church throws grenade at congregation

At least one person was killed and 15 injured in a grenade attack on a Kenyan church by an infiltrator in the congregation.

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The attack happened in the Ngara neighbourhood of Nairobi
CC BY 2.0 / Fiona Bradley
Muslim lawyer threatens “bloodbath” in demand for sharia in Russia

A Muslim lawyer has called for the introduction of sharia courts in Russia, threatening a “bloodbath” if the demand is opposed.

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Chechen lawyer Dagir Khasavov
 
Christian convert jailed for six years in Iran; another set free

A Christian convert from Islam has been sentenced to six years in prison, while another believer has been unexpectedly set free after six months behind bars in Iran.

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A map showing the location of Iran
 
Libya does U-turn on banning religious political parties

Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) has lifted a ban on religious-based political parties after objections from Islamists, just one week after introducing the surprise measure.

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Christian massacre case in Egypt dropped due to “lack of evidence”

The closing of an investigation into the massacre of Christians during a protest in Egypt has been slammed as a “farce” by a woman whose fiancé was crushed under a military vehicle.

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The protest took place near
the state TV building in Cairo
(Kodak Agfa ) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Church in Azerbaijan liquidated by court

A church in Azerbaijan has become the first religious community to be liquidated by a court since the country’s harsh new religion law came into force in 2009.

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The church is based in the capital, Baku
Source: Самый древний, Wikimedia Commons

Latest event news
Barnabas at Christian Resources Exhibition next week; free tickets available

Barnabas Fund staff will be happy to welcome you at Stand S70 at the 2012 International Christian Resources Exhibition at Sandown Park, Esher, 9 -11 May. Deputy Director Mark Green will lead a seminar on our Proclaim Freedom campaign on Friday 11 May at 3:30pm.

Our supporters can register for free tickets here:

Register for tickets

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Operation Nehemiah: Latest news from the press

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