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CHINESE CHRISTIAN COUPLE CRIMINALLY DETAINED AFTER SHARING FAITH AND PROTESTING ABORTION

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(Heshan, Guangdong – June 7, 2018) Voice of the Martyrs Korea reports that police in China’s southern Guangdong province criminally detained a Christian couple after they shared their faith in a local park and advocated against abortion on Friday. Liang Ziliang, a preacher at Baptist...

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For the ONE Church - Indonesia

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DESIGNATION: Hostile BACKGROUND: Most Indonesians live below the poverty line. The economy is still largely agricultural, and many urban Indonesians work in factories. Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world, comprising 13 percent of the world’s Muslims. This Southeast Asian...

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CHRISTIAN WOMAN IN PAKISTAN COMPLETES NINTH YEAR IN PRISON FOR HER FAITH

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June marked the completion of nine years in prison for Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman. In June 2009, Asia Bibi was accused of blaspheming the prophet Mohammad and sentenced to death by hanging. Now, nine years later, Asia Bibi is still in prison and Christians around the world continue...

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For the ONE Church - Columbia

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DESIGNATION: Hostile BACKGROUND: After voters rejected a peace agreement with Marxist Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels in 2016, the government approved the agreement without a vote in 2017. As a result of the agreement, various paramilitary groups in rural areas in the north...

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For the ONE Church - Yemen

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DESIGNATION: Restricted BACKGROUND: Yemen, located along the southern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, is the poorest country in the Middle East. About one-third of its 23 million people are undernourished. The country has endured a civil war since 2011. MAJOR RELIGIONS: About 99 percent of...

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NK Christian: "We are not waiting for political changes that would make Christian work safer"

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Dr. Foley and I just returned from the Netherlands, where we were hosted on a speaking and media tour by our dear VOM sister mission, SDOK. We were accompanied by "Mrs. Goo" (name changed for security protection), a North Korean who grew up in an underground Christian home and who continues to...

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Record Number of European Christians Greet Visiting North Korean Christian Speaker to Ask: ‘How Does the NK/US/SK Peace Process Affect NK Underground Believers?’

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(June 20, 2018) This month, record crowds of Christians in the Netherlands gathered to hear Voice of the Martyrs Korea share about the impact of the peace process on the North Korean Underground Church. “We’ve spoken in the Netherlands 6 or 7 times in the past 10 years, but the...

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For the ONE Church - Maldives

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DESIGNATION: Restricted BACKGROUND: The country has been trying to implement a true democratic system after having the same leader for 30 years. The elected president resigned in 2012 under heavy pressure. Maldivians are protective of their culture. While tourism is a major source of income...

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CHINESE CHRISTIAN WRITES LETTER DESCRIBING OFFICIAL BEATINGS

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(Chengdu, Sichuan—May 24, 2018) A Christian who was interrogated and beaten for attending a church service commemorating the 10th anniversary of a catastrophic earthquake on May 12 penned a letter describing the persecution enacted against him. In the letter, theology student Song Enguang...

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For the ONE Church - Morocco

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DESIGNATION: Restricted BACKGROUND: Morocco is ruled by a monarch who is purportedly a direct descendant of the prophet Muhammad. The king is the leader of an Islamic theocracy. Although the North African country has experienced 1,400 years of enslavement to Islam, Morocco’s original...

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