Nine Christian brothers were arrested in Central Asia for sharing the gospel in a remote Islamic village.
In India, Christians in rural villages are facing increased pressure and violence.
Five church leaders appeared in court on Wednesday 8 August, prepared to defend the ownership of their church’s property.
On 22 July, Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani was arrested in Iran and taken to prison after a violent raid.
The Rwanda Governance Board continues to close any church that fail to meet new requirements laid down at the beginning of the year.
Joyce, a leader in ministry to Muslim background believers, was taken by authorities over six months ago and hasn’t been seen since.
Roman* was a very conservative Muslim who decided to disrupt a local church service. He wanted to target 'betrayers.'
The authorities in Uzbekistan’s south-western Navoi Region keep raiding and punishing local Christians "to stop them meeting for worship and peaceful religious activity," Council of Churches Baptists told Forum 18 on 15 March.