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Barnabas persecution update 09 August 2012

Country/Region: Middle East and North Africa, United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Egypt, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bhutan, South and East Asia

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Christian area of Aleppo hit by fighting; churches make united relief effort

“We woke up with the horrible sounds of heavy bullets shooting in the streets around us, terrifying and intimidating all the neighbourhood people in their homes… No one is able to protect us.”

Barnabas Aid partner in Aleppo

The Church in Aleppo, Syria, is making a united effort to help beleaguered Christian residents as fighting rages between government and opposition forces for control of the key battleground city.

This church-run orphanage was severely damaged in the violence
Barnabas is providing aid to Christians in Syria through local churches

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Call for probe into suspected poisoning of Christian nurses in Pakistan

Christian leaders in Pakistan have called for an investigation into the suspected poisoning of eleven Christian student nurses, who may have been targeted for breaking Ramadan fasting rules.

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The incident happened at a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan
The incident happened at a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan
Asjad Jamshed / CC BY-SA 1.0
Egypt’s Islamist president reneges on promise of inclusive government

Church leaders in Egypt have criticised Islamist President Mohammed Morsi's new government, saying that is fails to fairly represent the country's sizeable Christian minority.

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Mohammed Morsi was elected in June
Mohammed Morsi was elected in June
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Church attack in Nigeria's Kogi state kills 20; evangelist shot dead in Borno state

At least 20 people, including a pastor, have been killed in a gun attack on a church in central Nigeria, while an evangelist was shot dead at his home in a north-eastern city.

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The church attack took place in Kogi state
The church attack took place in Kogi state
Pastor beaten and threatened with death by official in Bhutan

A house church pastor in Bhutan was beaten by a government official, who told him not to conduct worship services in his home and threatened to kill him.

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Christians face much persecution in the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan
Christians face much persecution in the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan
Miles Lane / CC BY-SA 2.0

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