Laos: Seven Christians arrested for religious meeting, Savannakhet
Local authorities in Savannakhet province, Laos, arrested seven Protestant Christians after they held a religious meeting on 29 September.
Sudan: UN independent expert on Sudan calls for inquiry into September protests and review of apostasy law
The UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Mashood Baderin, has called for an independent judicial enquiry into the government crackdown of September 2013, which left at least 200 protesters dead, and a review of Sudan’s apostasy laws. 26/09/2014
India: CSW urges US government not to sideline concerns of religious minorities during Modi visit
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is urging the US government to ensure that the concerns of India’s religious minorities are not sidelined in discussions with the Indian Prime Minister Nahendra Modi during his official visit to the US.
Egypt: CSW calls for investigation into violent police raid on Christian community
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling on the Egyptian Ministry of the Interior to launch an urgent and transparent investigation into raids conducted by police in Al-Minya on 23 September, in which members of the Coptic community were harassed and assaulted, their homes and property destroyed, and 12 people were detained. 26/09/2014
Nigeria: Terror attacks in three states
Fifteen people were killed and 34 injured were yesterday when suspected members of the Islamist terror group Boko Haram launched a gun and bomb attack on the Federal College of Education (FCE) in the capital of Kano State in northern Nigeria. 19/09/2014
Pakistan: CSW calls for justice and compensation for victims ahead of All Saints Church bombing anniversary
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling on the Pakistani government to fulfill its pledge to compensate the victims of the attack on All Saints Church in Peshawar, ahead of the anniversary of the bombing that took place on 22 September 2013. 19/09/2014