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Barnabas weekly newsletter 05 April 2012

Country/Region: Middle East and North Africa, South and East Asia, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Vietnam, Spain, South Africa, Canada

Latest international news
Pakistani Christian cleared of blasphemy with help from Barnabas

A young Christian man has been cleared of blasphemy in Pakistan with the help of a Christian legal organisation supported by Barnabas Fund.

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Pakistani Christian cleared of blasphemy
 
Leader of unregistered house church in Vietnam jailed for eleven years

The pastor of a house church in Vietnam has been jailed for eleven years for "disrupting national unity".

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Christians face severe persecution in the Central Highlands
Christians face severe persecution in the Central Highlands of Vietnam
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Gunmen fire on Indonesian church building in latest attack

Gunmen fired on an Indonesian church in the latest attack on the building, which has been illegally sealed off by the authorities since 2008.

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The plight of GKI Yasmin has been taken to the Constitutional Court
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Only one of 157 suspects of anti-Christian violence convicted in India

Courts in India have acquitted 156 people in connection with the mass anti-Christian violence by Hindu radicals in Orissa state in 2007-08, and convicted only one, who was jailed for life for murder.

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Over 4,000 homes were destroyed in the violence
Over 4,000 homes were destroyed in the violence

Operation Nehemiah: Latest news from the press
Canada: Abusive marriage guide found in Islamic bookstores

A Muslim marriage book that advises husbands how to beat their wives has been found for sale in Toronto amidst mounting concerns that even more controversial books are available in Canadian Islamic bookstores.

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Halal hot-cross buns cause controversy in South Africa

Major South African retailer Woolworths has had to remove the halal symbol of a crescent from the packaging on some of its hot cross buns after receiving complaints from some Christians.

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Real Madrid removes cross from team badge for UAE project

Spanish football club Real Madrid have removed a small cross from the crown on their club emblem on all promotional materials for the $1bn resort island they are building in the United Arab Emirates.

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