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Urgent Advocacy for Pastor Andrew Brunson

By CeCe Heil1487264398342

American Pastor Andrew Brunson has now spent more than 125 days wrongfully imprisoned in Turkey. He’s spent Thanksgiving, Christmas, and his birthday locked away in a prison cell in Turkey, the only Christian among 19 prisoners confined in a 10-person cell. Now, Pastor Andrew’s daughter has to...

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Defending Genocide Victims at the UN

By Palmer Williams1487001045216

Nine months ago, the ACLJ, in partnership with our European affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), filed urgent testimony with the United Nations Human Rights Council. Our written statement outlined the genocidal acts against Christians and other religious minorities in Syria...

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Pastor Hassan Convicted in Sudan

By Palmer Williams1485889041308

We just received urgent news out of Sudan regarding the fate of Pastor Hassan Abduraheem who is on trial for false charges relating to his Christian faith. The judge issued his verdict in the case on Sunday, and it is devastating news for Pastor Hassan. Pastor Hassan received a 12-year sentence on...

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Taking Action to Save Pastor Hassan

By Jordan Sekulow1484084466722

The last 48 hours have been a whirlwind for Christian Pastor Hassan Abduraheem, who faces a possible death sentence in Sudan for living out his Christian faith by loving those in need. Last Monday, Pastor Kuwa Shamal – who had been arrested and tried alongside Pastor Hassan – was freed, while the...

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The Jihadist War Against Christianity

By Wesley Smith1483993538597

To hear President Obama and many other leftist luminaries talk, one might conclude that we have a real problem with Islamophobia. Following the attacks of 9/11, even then-President George Bush repeatedly stated that we were not at war with Islam in order to counter the potential for widespread fear...

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Critical Update on Sudanese Pastors

By Palmer Williams1483473705576

Monday was a critical day in the trial of two Sudanese Christian pastors who face possible death sentences because of their Christian faith. After the prosecution rested its case last week, the judge was poised to announce whether or not he would drop the trumped-up charges against Pastor Kuwa...

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Appeal Denied for Pastor Imprisoned in Turkey

By Jordan Sekulow1483043398139

Today the appeal of American Pastor Andrew Brunson – a U.S. citizen who is currently imprisoned in Turkey because of his Christian faith – was denied. Pastor Andrew, who was held for over two months without charges, has been imprisoned in Turkey since December 9th. He faces a serious, yet...

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ACLJ Addresses Genocide With Iraq Ambassador

By ACLJ.org1482250402754

Today, in our continuous campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS) genocide occurring in Iraq and Syria and as part of the 7-point plan we announced earlier this year, the ACLJ sent a letter to Iraq’s Ambassador to the United States. Our purpose in writing Iraq’s Ambassador is to show our support...

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Pastor Andrew Brunson Imprisoned In Turkey

By Jordan Sekulow1481732536709

An American pastor, Andrew Brunson, has been falsely charged with “membership in an armed terrorist organization.” Turkey has imprisoned this American pastor without any evidence. He has been a Christian pastor in Turkey for the past 23 years. We are representing the family of this American Pastor...

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Free American Pastor Andrew Brunson

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A Christian pastor in Turkey has been arrested. He is in great danger. American Pastor Andrew Brunson – a U.S. citizen from North Carolina – has been falsely charged with “membership in an armed...

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Christian Pastors Face Possible Execution

By ACLJ.org1481663007809

Two Christian pastors are currently on trial in Sudan because of their Christian faith. Rev. Hassan Abduraheem and Rev. Kuwa Shamal have been held in extremely poor conditions for nearly a year as they face false charges brought against them by Islamic security forces in Sudan. In November 2015,

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Elderly Christian Woman Beaten in Pakistan

By Shaheryar Gill1481580213862

An elderly Christian woman in Pakistan was brutally beaten, facing unthinkable injustice. We’re taking action. Our international affiliate, European Centre for Law and Justice’s office, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), is representing a Christian woman who was assaulted by an influential...

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Free Christian Pastor Hassan in Sudan

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A Christian pastor on trial faces 12 years in prison for his Christian faith. In Sudan, there is a deadly crackdown on Christians. Two Christian pastors – Rev. Hassan Abduraheem and Rev. Kuwa Shamal...

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ACLJ Confronts UN Council on ISIS Genocide

By ACLJ.org1480449945416

The ISIS (Islamic State) genocide continues. Heartbreaking stories pour out of Mosul even as the battle to retake that devastated city continues to rage. Christians, Yazidis, and other religious and ethnic minorities are targeted, intentionally, because of their religious beliefs. ISIS continues to...

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13 Convicted for Burning Christian Family

By Shaheryar Gill1479918786848

We have received news from our office in Pakistan that an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has convicted and sentenced thirteen extremist Muslims for horrifically burning a Christian family to death. This is a major victory and a rare instance where Pakistani Muslims are brought to justice for the...

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Fighting for Christians Facing Genocide

By ACLJ.org1478098232347

This week, there was significant action in two federal courts regarding what the Obama Administration is doing (or not doing) for persecuted Christians facing ISIS genocide throughout the Middle East. In our litigation against the Obama Administration’s State Department demanding answers about what...

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Demanding Asia Bibi’s Immediate Release

By ACLJ.org1477665756988

Several weeks ago, we sent an emergency advocacy letter to Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States demanding Pakistan free Asia Bibi—the Christian mother of five currently on death row in Pakistan . This week we sent a second letter to Ambassador Jilani. In this letter, we expressed our dismay...

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Pakistan Postpones Asia Bibi’s Hearing

By Jordan Sekulow1476365660412

We have just confirmed that Pakistan’s Supreme Court has just postponed the final appeal hearing for Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five who is on death row for her Christian faith. Our international affiliate, the European Center for Law and Justice, through its office in Pakistan was present in...

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Emergency Advocacy Letter Delivered

By Jordan Sekulow1476199496322

Asia Bibi, Pakistani Christian and mother of five, is on death row. Pakistan’s Supreme Court is set to hear the final appeal of her case in just two days – Thursday, October 13th. Today, we delivered an emergency letter in support of Asia to Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States. Our letter...

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Asia Bibi’s Final Appeal of Death Sentence

By Shaheryar Gill1475858832973

The Supreme Court of Pakistan is finally scheduled to hear Asia Bibi’s case in just five days. Asia, a Christian mother of five, has been in prison for seven years for allegations of blasphemy, facing execution by hanging. Her co-workers alleged that she blasphemed the Prophet Muhammad’s name.

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