Christian Solidarity Worldwide

· Eritrean Christian mother dies in prison
Posted on Friday August 11, 2017
Fikadu Debesay, who was detained with her husband in May during raids targeting Evangelical Christians in Adi Quala town, Eritrea, has died in incarceration.

· Hong Kong Christian politician allegedly tortured
Posted on Friday August 11, 2017
Howard Lam, a Christian and member of Hong Kong's Democratic Party, says that he was abducted and tortured by men believed to be Chinese Mainland security agents on 10 August.

· Pastor permitted to resume work as church leader
Posted on Wednesday August 09, 2017
Pastor Ramon Rigal, of the Church of God in Cuba, appeared in court on 8 August, where he was informed that he will be allowed to resume his work as a church leader.

· China: Church deacon released on probation
Posted on Wednesday August 09, 2017
Zhang Xiuhong, the former deacon of Living Stone Church, Guizhou Province, was released on 7 August after spending more than two years in detention.

· Nguyen Van Dai imprisoned 600 days without trial
Posted on Tuesday August 08, 2017
Activists in London, Dublin and Prague marked the 600th day of the unjust imprisonment of Vietnamese human rights lawyer, Nguyen Van Dai on 7 August with a solidarity action.

· India: Jharkhand State Introduces Anti-Conversion Bill
Posted on Friday August 04, 2017
An anti-conversion Bill was approved in Indias Jharkhand State on 2 August, and may become law later this year.

· Eritrea: Patriarch still held incommunicado
Posted on Friday August 04, 2017
CSW is concerned that Patriarch Abune Antonios has not been seen in public since 16 July.

· Cuban Pastor Ramon Rigal barred from working as pastor
Posted on Thursday August 03, 2017
Pastor Ramon Rigal, of the Church of God in Cuba, was informed by government officials in Guantanamo Province on 31 July that he is no longer permitted to work as a church leader.

· New Indonesia report warns religious minorities fear intolerance
Posted on Monday July 31, 2017
CSW's new report on freedom of religion or belief in Indonesia warns that religious minorities are increasingly fearful of intolerance.

· Vietnamese prisoner of conscience released amid arrests
Posted on Monday July 31, 2017
Pastor Nguyen Cong Chinh, a Vietnamese pastor and former prisoner of conscience, has arrived with his family in the US following release from prison on 28 July.

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