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Barnabas persecution update 24 May 2012

Country/Region: Middle East and North Africa, United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Kuwait, Indonesia, Canada, South and East Asia, United States, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Iran

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Christian couple in Pakistan cleared of blasphemy with help from Barnabas

A Christian couple in Pakistan sentenced to life imprisonment for blasphemy have been cleared on appeal with the help of a Christian legal organisation supported by Barnabas Aid.

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Munir Masih and wife Ruqqiya Bibi
with one of their six children
Islamists hurl urine and sewage at Indonesian congregation during services

The congregation of an Indonesian church has come under attack twice in four days by Islamists who threw bags of urine, sewage, oil, rotten eggs and stones at them.

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The church meets in Bekasi
on the outskirts of Jakarta
Natalia Saragih / CC BY-NC 3.0
Outspoken church leader in danger as Sri Lanka regime critics “disappear”

A senior church leader in Sri Lanka is under threat for speaking out against the regime’s abuses as government critics suspiciously “disappear” and international pressure mounts.

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Sri Lankan churches and church leaders are under mounting pressure
Kuwait’s ruler blocks parliament’s bid to impose sharia law

The Emir of Kuwait has blocked a proposal by the Islamist-dominated parliament to make all legislation comply with sharia law.

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The Emir of Kuwait,
Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah
Iranian authorities demand personal details of church members

The Iranian authorities have ordered church leaders to submit a list of the names and National ID numbers of their members, in a move that threatens the security of Christian converts.

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Official churches in Tehran
are being harassed by the authorities
Orijentolog / CC BY-SA 3.0

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