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Defending Leah Sharibu and Nigerian Christians at U.N.

By Paul Archuleta1553528737899

Previously, we told you that through our European affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), we filed a critical written submission before the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) regarding the persecution of Christians in Nigeria. In Nigeria, Christians face extreme...

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Defending Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani at the U.N.

By Olivia Summers1553010753310

We recently, filed a written submission at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) regarding the repeated imprisonment of Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani in Iran. Pastor Youcef is an Iranian pastor who was originally imprisoned and sentenced to die for “apostasy” five years ago. In 2012,

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ACLJ With Pastor John Cao’s Wife at the U.N. in Geneva

By CeCe Heil1552690646875

We recently told you how we filed a written submission at the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) to present the current plight of Christian Pastor and U.S. Permanent Resident John Cao. This week we have been conducting high level meetings at the U.N. in Geneva, Switzerland. Today we accompanied Pastor...

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ACLJ Affiliate Helps Free Christian Family in Pakistan

By Shaheryar Gill1552577725953

This is a good day for the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), our international affiliate the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) in Pakistan. We have successfully recovered a Christian family of five from captivity, forced labor, and physical torture. Imran Masih’s family is finally free...

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ACLJ Files Critical Submissions to U.N. for Pastor Cao

By Paul Archuleta1552064538241

Through our European affiliate the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), the ACLJ recently filed two more submissions with the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. One regarding human rights abuses in China and the other regarding the imprisonment of Pastor John Cao in China .

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JSL: Pastor Cao Passes Two Years in Chinese Prison

By Jay Sekulow1551991834246

On Monday we gave you an update on the case of Christian Pastor John Cao – a U.S. permanent resident from North Carolina – who’s been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned in China. Today on the broadcast, we discussed Pastor Cao’s case as he has now officially passed the two-year mark, locked in a...

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Defending Christians Facing Persecution at the U.N.

By Paul Archuleta1551977586497

Recently, through our European affiliate the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), we filed critical submissions before the U.N. Human Rights Council defending Christians – the victims of grave atrocities in Iraq, Syria, and Nigeria. Christians in these regions are facing a severe...

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U.N.: Turkey Should Make “Reparations” for Pastor Brunson

By CeCe Heil1551717883035

Today, the United Nations (U.N.) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) published their opinion regarding the wrongful detention of our client, Pastor Andrew Brunson. Pastor Brunson was an American citizen who was wrongfully detained in Turkey for over two years because of his Christian faith.

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22 Chinese Christians Detained on Criminal Charges

By CeCe Heil1550678525972

Last week was the Chinese New Year, the most important time for the Chinese people, a time when they get together to celebrate with family and friends. But during this time, 22 Christian brothers and sisters in Chengdu, southwest China, were not able to celebrate, as they have been detained for...

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Report: Number of Christians Facing Persecution Grows

By Paul Archuleta1549036496037

Christians all around the world are facing extreme persecution. This month Open Doors, a non-profit organization monitoring Christian persecution across the globe, released their annual report listing the 50 countries where it is the most dangerous to be a Christian. In a chilling fact, the report...

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Pakistani Supreme Court Upholds Asia Bibi’s Acquittal

By Shaheryar Gill1548704488690

Updated 1/29/2019 The Pakistani Supreme Court today heard a review petition against Asia Bibi’s acquittal of blasphemy. After the Court had overturned her conviction on October 31, 2018 , the complainant, Qari Muhammad Salam, filed a review petition asking the Court to reconsider its decision. Asia...

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Pastor John Cao’s Appeal Hearing Delayed for the 4th Time

By CeCe Heil1548364836180

Pastor John Cao (/tsaw/) – a U.S. permanent resident from Greensboro, North Carolina – has been wrongfully imprisoned in China for almost two years, and the court just postponed his appeal hearing for a fourth time – further violating Pastor Cao’s right to due process, a fair trial, and equal...

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ACLJ Sends Critical Letter to UN Security Council

By Paul Archuleta1547568211111

As part of our ongoing efforts to aid and protect Christians in Iraq and Syria, we sent a letter through our European affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), to the incoming Security Council President for the month of January, Ambassador Francisco Cortorreal of the Dominican...

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Increased Persecution of Christians Around the World

By Olivia Summers1546549416425

As we conclude the Christmas season, we here at home enjoyed our friends and family and prayed for “Peace on Earth,” as well we should. But, during this time, we must not forget our Christian brothers and sisters around the world—in Nigeria, India, Burma (Myanmar), China and elsewhere—have been...

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Great Victory for Religious Freedom in Bulgaria

By Gregor Puppinck1545945717733

A parliamentarian bill amending the Religious Denominations Act of Bulgaria aims at “ preventing interference of foreign countries, institutions and persons into religions and religious affairs .” Its official target is the agents of radical Islam. However, in its first draft of October 2018, the...

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2018 Victories: Pastor Andrew Brunson is Free

By ACLJ.org1545408136202

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2018. The ACLJ is committed to protecting religious liberty and defending the persecuted Christian Church around the globe. This year, after nearly two years of tireless advocacy, we...

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Pastor John Cao Reflects on Christmas From Prison

By CeCe Heil1545336255386

Pastor John Cao, a legal permanent resident of the U.S., who has been wrongfully convicted and imprisoned in China for almost two years was able to send a message with his attorneys to everyone praying for him. In a simple statement, Pastor John reflects on the birth of Christ and God’s grace, and...

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Pakistani Court Sentences Christian to Death

By CeCe Heil1545178133015

A trial court in Pakistan has sentenced two Christian brothers to death for blasphemy. In the recent months, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), the Pakistani office of our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), has worked diligently to defend Amoon Ayub, one of...

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Pastor John Cao Could Spend Christmas in Prison

By CeCe Heil1545062274968

The systematic persecution of the Christian Church in China continues, as they have unjustly convicted and are holding a Christian Pastor behind bars. China’s justice system has yet again delayed the deadline to hear the appeal of Christian Pastor John Cao, a U.S. legal permanent resident...

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ACLJ Receives Support in Campaign to Aid Genocide Victims

By ACLJ.org1544821402302

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2018. For several years, the ACLJ has continuously urged international leaders to recognize the unthinkable atrocities committed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria for what they are – genocide.

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