Christian Solidarity Worldwide

• Eritrea: Christian women held in island prison
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has learned that 33 Eritrean women are being held in an infamous island prison in the Red Sea.

• Iran: Notorious judge intervenes in court hearing
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has learned that during a court hearing on 14 June for four members of the Church of Iran denomination in Rasht, who are charged with action against national security

• China: Pastor Zhang Shaojie tortured in prison
Pastor Zhang Shaojie of Nanle Country Christian Church, Henan Province, is barely alive after suffering various forms of torture in prison, according to reports from his daughter.

• Sri Lankan human rights lawyer threatened
Prominent Sri Lankan human rights lawyer Lakshan Dias has been criticised by government officials and threatened with being disbarred from his profession after commenting on religious

• North Korea: ICNK statement on death of US student
The International Coalition to Stop Crimes Against Humanity in North Korea (ICNK) expresses its profound sadness and concern over the death of US citizen Otto Warmbier.

• Cuban activist blocked from leaving country
A religious freedom defender has been blocked from leaving Cuba to attend a conference on human rights and democracy.

• Pakistan: Death sentence for blasphemy on Facebook
Taimoor Raza, a Shia Muslim, has become the first person to be sentenced to death by Pakistans Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on 10 June, for allegedly committing blasphemy on Facebook.

• Eritrea: 122 Christians detained in May
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has been informed that 122 Eritrean Christians were detained in May 2017 in a series of round-ups of members of unregistered denominations

• Pakistan Christian sanitation worker dies after being denied treatment
A Christian sanitation worker, who became ill after cleaning a manhole, died at Civil Hospital in Sindh on 1 June after he was refused treatment by the duty doctors.

• Egypt: 28 Copts dead in attack on three vehicles
At least 28 people were killed and 23 injured on 26 May when masked gunmen opened fire on three vehicles transporting members of the Coptic community.

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