A pastor in Tajikistan has been freed just before Christmas after spending three years in prison for worshipping in his church. Arrested for “singing extremist songs in church and so inciting religious hatred,” Bahrom Kholmatov was released from serving his prison sentence three months early.
Three Protestant pastors have lost their appeal after being given four to five-year jail terms for leading a church in Almaty.
A believer in Central Asia has been attacked by his extended family after they found out about his faith in Jesus.
In Kyrgyzstan, a woman was threatened and attacked by her family because of her conversion to Christianity.
Nine Christian brothers were arrested in Central Asia for sharing the gospel in a remote Islamic village.
The voting for Pakistan 2018 general elections took place on 25 July, a country that ranks the fifth most dangerous to follow Jesus on the World Watch List.