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Barnabas persecution update 16 August 2012

Country/Region: Middle East and North Africa, United Kingdom, Europe, Sri Lanka, India, Saudi Arabia, Lao, People's Democratic Republic, Indonesia, South and East Asia

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Church in Sri Lanka needs support as leaders attacked and harassed

“A tense situation prevails in the area with the minority Christian community fearing further attacks led by persons who are clearly acting above the law.”

National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL)

Vicious attacks targeting church leaders and the harassment of other Christian workers and church members are increasing the pressure on the vulnerable Christian community in Sri Lanka.

Barnabas is funding the construction of new churches in Sri Lanka
Barnabas is funding the construction of new churches in Sri Lanka

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Indian court reopens church leader's murder case dismissed by police

A court in India has reopened the case of a murdered church leader, ordering that the killers be brought to justice after police had dismissed his death as a road accident.

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Victims of anti-Christian violence in India are often denied justice
Victims of anti-Christian violence in India are often denied justice
Two men to stand trial over conversion of Saudi woman

Two men, one Lebanese and one Saudi, will stand trial next month accused of helping a Saudi woman convert to Christianity and flee the strict Islamic country.

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Saudi Arabia does not allow the public practice of any un-Islamic religion
Saudi Arabia does not allow the public practice of any un-Islamic religion
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Lao Christians threatened with violence and eviction

Five Christian families have been threatened with violence and eviction from their Lao village if they do not recant their faith.

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A village in Laos
A village in Laos
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Two more churches in West Java, Indonesia, sealed off

Two more churches in Indonesia’s West Java province have been forcibly closed amid opposition and disputes over paperwork.

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It is very difficult to obtain a permit for a church building in Indonesia
It is very difficult to obtain a permit for a church building in Indonesia
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