Turkmenistan Launches Torture, Intimidation Campaign

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During the past two weeks, Turkmenistan's political police have launched another harsh crackdown against its Protestant Christian citizens.

At least four known believers in the capital of Ashgabad have been subjected to repeated beatings, electric shocks, partial suffocation and other forms of torture while under interrogation, prosecution and ongoing harassment.

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Massacres Continue in Eastern Indonesia

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Maluku's head of police admitted that authorities cannot dislodge the hundreds of Muslim jihad fighters scattered throughout eastern Indonesia's Maluku province and who have escalated the inter-religious conflict as Christmas approaches. More than 100 Christians were reported killed in November fighting.

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Seven Children Executed, 24 Enslaved During US State Department Visit to Sudan

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On 20 November, the day after US Assistant Secretary of State Susan Rice's arrival in Marial Bai to meet with victims of slavery, the armed forces of the Government of Sudan executed seven black African school boys following a mid-morning slave raid on the nearby Guong Nowh Community Elementary School, according to Simon Wol, the Civil Commissioner of Aweil West County. Government soldiers also enslaved 24 other children, including six girls.

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'Crying Outside the Corridors of Power'

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"If you want to save your lives, don't show this film again." This was the warning made to the Great Commission team after they had shown the Jesus film in Birnin Kebbi, capital of Nigeria's Kebbi state. Kebbi, along with several other northern Nigerian states, has adopted "sharia" (Islamic law) to operate above the local and national legal systems.

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Evangelical Christians in Bolivia Caught in Local Coca War

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The violent October protests that rocked Bolivia, causing 12 deaths, scores of injuries and millions of dollars in damages, embodied one more local clash in the international drug war. The conflict has pitted the government, which is implementing a plan to eradicate the coca plant, the raw material from which cocaine is produced, against peasant farmers from the tropical Chapare region, where 90 percent of the country's illicit coca crop is grown.

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Vietnam Undground Church Leader Wins 30 Vietnamese to Christ in .. America

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Dr. Paul Tran-Dinh-Ai, also known as Paul Ai, a leader of the Underground Church in Vietnam, has won some 30 Vietnamese to Christ is his new hometown of Hampton, Virginia. The much-persecuted leader has now urged American Christians to "wake up and see the mission field in their own back yard" and has shared lessons he has learned under persecution.

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