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Category: Africa

Libya Arrests More Christians, Closes Embassy in Egypt
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Libya Arrests More Christians, Closes Embassy in Egypt

Libya – The Maspero Youth Union (MYU) confirmed on Saturday that four Egyptian Copts were detained at a checkpoint on Friday in the Libyan city of Misrata. MYU claims that those detained are being held because they are Christians. Beshoy Tamri, a member of MYU, said the Egyptian government must do more to protect the […]

Sudan’s Security Forces Target Christians in the Nuba Mountains
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Sudan’s Security Forces Target Christians in the Nuba Mountains

Sudan- “According to HUDO’s observation, it is clear that the systematic campaign of the government [of Sudan] is part of a plan targeting the native Nubians. Even the timing is arranged to destroy all institutions that gather Nubians either religious or social as the beginning of implementing the Univision (single Islamic Arabian), denial of Nubian […]

Attacks on Christians Spike in Libya
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Attacks on Christians Spike in Libya

Washington D.C.– With the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, anti-Christian violence is quickly rising under the influence of Islamist extremism, thus raising concerns about the future of religious freedom in the country. The end of an oppressive dictatorship is a good thing for any nation, but when it is replaced by Islamist extremism, there […]

Coptic Christians Denounce Torture & Attempts to Convert Them
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Coptic Christians Denounce Torture & Attempts to Convert Them

Cairo  – Libyan Salafis are responsible for torture, attempts to forcibly convert and desecration of Christian imagery. This is according to  44 of the 48 Egyptian Coptic vendors on their return home. “They forced us to pronounce the al-shahaadatayn – said one of them – the proclamation of the Islamic faith and spit on images […]

Egyptian Christian Tortured to Death in Libya
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Egyptian Christian Tortured to Death in Libya

Libya  – An Egyptian Christian suspected of trying to convert Muslims in Libya was tortured to death while in police custody, an Egyptian human rights lawyer said. Ezzat Hakim Attallah “died after being tortured with other detainees” in Libya’s second largest city Benghazi, Naguib Guebrayel, a Coptic Christian lawyer who heads the Egyptian Union for […]

Egyptian Christian Dies in Libyan Detention
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Egyptian Christian Dies in Libyan Detention

Libya – An Egyptian Foreign Ministry official says a man suspected of trying to spread Christianity in Libya has died in prison there. The diplomat says Ezzat Atallah, who suffered from diabetes and heart ailments, likely died of natural causes. He spoke anonymously Sunday in line with regulations. Atallah was among five Evangelical Christian Egyptians […]

Christian Families in Nigeria Broken by Boko Haram
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Christian Families in Nigeria Broken by Boko Haram

 Nigeria  – Regina Luka does not know whether it was rogue soldiers or Islamic terrorists who invaded her dual-family dwelling here and killed 10 Christians; she only knows her husband and two young children are dead. The 20-year-old Luka was recovering from gunshot and machete wounds on her legs and back when she spoke with […]

Mass Arrest and Torture of Christians in Libya
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Mass Arrest and Torture of Christians in Libya

Libya– Last week’s news of four Christian missionaries in Libya placed under arrest, possibly facing the death penalty for “proselytizing,” is apparently the tip of the iceberg. Yesterday, Arabic media reported that over 100 Christian Copts from Egypt, who appear to have been living and working in Libya, were recently arrested in Ben Ghazi—also on […]

Egyptian Christians Allege Torture at Hands of Libyan Islamists
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Egyptian Christians Allege Torture at Hands of Libyan Islamists

Libya – Libyan Islamists detained 48 Egyptian Christians in Benghazi last week, torturing them and using acid to burn off tattoos of the cross, according to family members. The Christians, who are peddlers, were arrested by Islamist Salafists in Benghazi, who said they had Christian icons at their marketplace stalls, according to Mideast Christian News. […]

Gunmen Attack Coptic Orthodox Church in Benghazi, Assault 2 Clergymen
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Gunmen Attack Coptic Orthodox Church in Benghazi, Assault 2 Clergymen

Benghazi – Islamic militiamen attacked Benghazi’s Coptic Orthodox Church on 3 February. During the incident in the capital of Cyrenaica, the gunmen assaulted two clergymen, Fr Paul Isaac and his assistant, whose name was not released, state-owned Libyan News Agency (LANA) reported last night. The foreign ministry said it “strongly condemned Thursday’s attack on the […]