On 24 January, Jakarta’s former governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok was released from prison. He served almost two years for blasphemy against Islam.
On 15 January, Pervaiz Masih was released after spending three-and-half years in prison, charged with insulting the prophet Mohammad in September 2015.
The 2019 World Watch List reports 4,136 Christians in the top 50 countries were killed for their faith. Nigeria alone accounts for 90% of those killed.
Yesterday the 2019 World Watch List was released showing the 50 most dangerous countries to follow Jesus in 2019.
For many of us the Christmas celebrations have long-ended, but for many Christians around the world, Christmas just took place. The Coptic church celebrates Christmas on 7 January.
As the new year begins, we look back to see what Christmas was like for the persecuted church. For many believers, this Christmas was a time of increased persecution.
On October 31, Asia Bibi's 10-year blasphemy case reached a final verdict. The charges against her were dropped and her immediate release from prison was ordered.
Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman on death row for blasphemy since 2010, has won her final appeal.