8 Iranian Christians arrested

Armed plain-clothed security officers raided a house church in Iran and arrested eight people, according to Mohabat News. The report says the 7 August arrests and search of the premises in Karaj, 50km west of Tehran, were made without the production of a court order. A personal computer, Bibles and . . . Read More

China’s Christians still ‘persecuted’

The “persecution” of Chinese Christians continued to increase last year, according to an annual report from China Aid. Churches were outlawed, house churches raided and Christians detained for practising their faith, according to the report, which documented 134 cases of “persecution” involving 7,424 Christians in 2013.

Beaten Chinese pastor suspects regime

A Chinese house church leader who was abducted and beaten while driving home last week said he suspects local government agents, China Aid reports. Li Shuangping, leader of Linfen house church, was dragged from his car on Aug. 13 and assaulted by four men, who threatened to kill Li and . . . Read More