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Barnabas weekly newsletter 20 April 2012

Country/Region: Middle East and North Africa, Turkey, Egypt, India, Vietnam, Hungary, South and East Asia, Europe

Latest international news
Christian children threatened and abused in series of attacks in India

Christian children were chased by knife-wielding Muslims who threatened to kill them, and a pastor had chilli powder thrown in his eyes by Hindu extremists who gagged and bound his son.

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Christian children in India
are vulnerable to persecution
Islamists thwarted in attempts to extend political dominance in Egypt

Attempts by Islamists to tighten their grip on power in Egypt have been thwarted in rare encouraging political developments for the country’s Christians.

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Abdeen Palace,
office of the President of Egypt
Néfermaât / CC BY-SA 2.5
Christian orphanage in Vietnam raided and destroyed; children beaten

A group of thugs stormed a Christian orphanage in a late night raid in Vietnam, beat the children and, with help from the police, destroyed the building.

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The attack took place in the capital, Hanoi
CC BY 2.0 / Nam-ho Park
Hungary’s “discriminatory” new religion law criticised by Euro body

Legislative reforms in Hungary that restrict religious freedom have been deemed “excessive” and “discriminatory” by the Council of Europe’s advisory body on constitutional affairs.

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The Palace of Europe in Strasbourg is the seat of the Council of Europe
CC BY 3.0 / Council of Europe
No justice five years after brutal murder of three Christians in Turkey

As the fifth anniversary of the murders of three Christians at a publishing house in Turkey is marked this week, those responsible for their deaths are yet to be brought to justice.

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The publishing house printed Bibles
and other Christian literature

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