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Read more...Central African Republic: Clergy continue to be kidnap targets
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is concerned at the ongoing targeting of clergy for kidnapping in the Central African Republic (CAR), following reports that a Polish Catholic missionary was kidnapped in Baboua, 550km north-west of the capital city of Bangui, on 12 October. 20/10/2014

Read more...Iran: Three Christians face six year sentences in remote prisons
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has learned that Pastors Behnam Irani and Matthias Haghnejad, and Deacon Silas Rabbani, who previously had capital charges against them dropped, have been each given six-year sentences by an Iranian court. 20/10/2014

Rev Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso and his wife, Yoaxis Marcheco SuarezRead more...Cuba: Baptist pastor threatened with criminal charges
Cuban Baptist pastor and religious freedom activist Reverend Mario Felix Lleonart Barroso has received official notice that he may face criminal charges if he does not break ties with “counter-revolutionary elements” in and outside of Cuba, and if he does not stop giving radio interviews. 16/10/2014

Read more...Vietnam: Police officer involved in death of church elder arrested
A police officer who was involved in the death in police custody of Vietnamese church elder Hoang Van Ngai on 17 March 2013 has been arrested, apparently in connection with the case. 16/10/2014

Read more...Mexico: Increase in attacks on Roman Catholic Priests
Attacks on Roman Catholic priests in Mexico have increased by 80% over the past two years, according to a new report released by the Mexican Catholic Multimedia Centre (CCM). 16/10/2014

Read more...Laos: Six Christians released, pastor still detained following arrest at religious meeting
Six Protestant Christians, who were arrested on 28 September by local authorities in Savannakhet province, Laos, after a religious meeting, were released from detention on 3 October. Pastor Sompong Supatto is still being held at Boukham village government headquarters. 15/10/2014

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