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Jul 10 2018

Ingo Breuer

Yizhuang Campus of Beijing’s Largest House Church Forcibly Barricaded

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Zion Church Targeted as Government Cracks Down on House Churches

07/10/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) www.persecution.org – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on July 5, Yizhuang campus of Zion Church, the largest house church in Beijing, has been blockaded by a group of “thugs” employed by the local authorities. The group prevented church members from entering the third floor where the campus is located and hurled insults and threats at the Christians, calling their faith a cult.

In a prayer request to fellow Christians shared via WeChat (a popular Chinese messaging app) on July 8, Yizhuang campus worshippers detailed the ongoing oppression from the government against their church.

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Jul 09 2018

Ingo Breuer

Twenty Christians Severely Injured in Assault on Prayer Gathering in Northern India

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Radicals Falsely Accuse Christian Victims of Forced Conversions


07/09/2018 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) www.persecution.org – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that last Monday, July 2, 20 Christians were seriously injured in an assault on a prayer meeting in Raikashipur village, located in the Pratapgarh District of India’s Uttar Pradesh State. According to local reports, a mob of 35 Hindu radicals stormed the meeting and beat the group of over 150 Christians gathered for prayer. Following the assault, the village Pradhan (village president) filed multiple false criminal charges against six of the Christian victims.

Ram Kumar Gautam, a 42-year-old Christian, has led prayer meetings in Raikashipur village every Monday for the last five years. On average, 300 people participate in these services in a makeshift shed.

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Jul 09 2018

Ingo Breuer

Massive Attack Shows True Horror,of Fulani Crisis

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Barkin Ladi, Nigeria Mourns Murder of Hundreds of Christians

07/06/2018, Washington, DC www.persecution.org – ICC has confirmed that the death toll in recent attacks on villages near Jos, Nigeria has risen to more than 230 Christians. The attacks are believed to have been conducted by Fulani militants who used machetes and firearms to slaughter the predominantly Berom villagers. The police originally reported that 86 had been killed, but our local representative was part of the body recovery effort and has confirmed this much higher number.

The series of attacks took place in the villages of Xland, Gindin Akwati, Ruku, Nghar, Kura Falls, Kakuruk, Rakok, Kok, and Razat. All of these villages are in the districts of Gashish and Ropp in the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area. Many of the victims were women and young children. The youngest person known to have been killed was a three-month-old baby boy who was slaughtered by machete.

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Jul 06 2018

Ingo Breuer

Christian Converts Violently Targeted by Mob

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A Muslim mob has attacked a group of Christians worshiping in a Greek refugee camp

07/05/18 International Christian Concern (Washington, DC) www.persecution.org – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on June 27, 2018, a group of Iraqi Muslims living in the Koutsochero Refugee Camp in Greece attacked a group of Iranian Christians who were holding a Bible study. These Christians are all converts and are active in sharing their faith.

According to 222 Ministries, seven Iranians had “crossed from Turkey to Greece in the area of Thessaloniki and ended up in a refugee camp about 150 km south in Larissa. While they were there, they met as a small group together in one of the Conex containers they were housed in, gathering a few others.”

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