Jailed Church Leader Facing India Trial

A jailed leader of more than 30 churches and congregations in northeastern India faces a trial on charges supporters link to his Christian activities, sources told Worthy News late Thursday.

US President Supports World Vaccine Passport

U.S. President Joe Biden is enthusiastic about the planned introduction of a worldwide vaccination passport despite concerns it could further limit human rights, Worthy News established.

US to monitor war crimes allegations against Ukraine

The United States has announced it is monitoring allegations of Ukrainian war crimes after the circulation on Friday of videos purporting to show the execution of Russian prisoners of war, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Iran intensifies violent crackdown on protests as number of casualties rises

Iranian security forces have been firing on protestors in western Iran, as the number of civilian casualties rises to at least 419, the Jerusalem Post reports. The ongoing protests across Iran broke out in mid-September after Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman, died in custody following her arrest for not wearing a hijab correctly.

North Korea Fires Missiles Toward South

North Korea has fired at least 23 missiles toward South Korea, the most ever in a single day, prompting the South to launch its rockets while issuing rare air raid warnings.

Fire, Shootings At Iran Prison Kills Four

A fire at one of Iran’s most notorious prisons where Christians and political activists are among inmates has killed at least four people and injured 61 others, Iranian authorities acknowledged Sunday.

China establishes extraterritorial policing of its citizens abroad

A new report by the Safeguard Defenders human rights NGO reveals that China’s ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has set up a worrying global policing program, including the establishment of police stations in New York City and Toronto, through which to establish extraterritorial control of citizens suspected of fraud and telecom crimes.

17 Killed In Iran Protests Against Death of Woman

Seventeen people have been killed by Iranian security forces in protests after a young woman died while being detained by morality police for violating Iran’s strict Islamic dress code, authorities said Thursday.

Church in Afghanistan is growing amid harsh conditions

The house church movement in Afghanistan is slowly growing, despite a surrounding environment of brutal tribalism and Islamic extremist violence that forces evangelism and worship to be carried out in secret, Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) reports.

Nigeria: Secular High Court upholds death penalty for blasphemy

In a move that has caused severe consternation among rights groups, the secular High Court in Nigeria’s Kano state has upheld a recent death sentence given by a Sharia court to a man accused of blasphemy, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Controversially, Kano is one of 12 northern Nigerian states whose legal system operates under both the secular Nigerian penal code and the Islamic Sharia law.

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