Persecution
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Reports of repression

Asia | Two new reports detail China’s worsening human rights situations
by June Cheng
Posted 1/21/20, 12:29 pm

Hong Kong authorities barred Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), from entering the territory last week. He had come to Hong Kong to launch the group’s latest annual report on human rights around the world with a special focus on China.

“I had hoped to spotlight Beijing’s deepening assault on international efforts to uphold human rights,” Kenneth Roth said in a statement. “The refusal to let me enter Hong Kong vividly illustrates the problem.”

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Nigerian Christian leader executed

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/21/20, 12:28 pm

Islamic extremists killed kidnapped Pastor Lawan Andimi, leader of the Christian Association of Nigeria in northeast Adamawa state, on Monday afternoon. A Nigerian journalist who reported on a video of the killing tweeted that Andimi died alongside a soldier.

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Open Doors sounds alarm on China

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/16/20, 01:04 pm

WASHINGTON—Every day last year, an average of eight Christians were killed for their faith, and about 23 Christian women suffered rape or sexual harassment, according to the persecution watchdog Open Doors, which released its annual World Watch List on Wednesday. The 2020 report reveals that 260 million Christians live in countries with high levels of persecution, a 6 percent increase from 2019.

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