Violence Against Iraqi Christians Rising Again
Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies Hisham Mubarak Law Center El-Nadim Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence Arabic Network for Human Rights Information Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression Rights Groups Urge Prosecutions for Assault on Baha'i Egyptians
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2, 2009) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on March 5, 2009 Iranian security forces detained two Christian women for practicing Christianity. Iranian officials allege that Marzieh Amairizadeh Esmaeilabad and Maryam Rustampoor are 'anti-government activists.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2, 2009) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Noor Husain, the father of a Muslim woman who eloped with a Christian man, led a mob of his neighbors and friends in an attack on his village's only church in Pakistan's Punjab province. After desecrating the church, the men forced their way into Christian homes, dragged out the women, and paraded them forcefully on the streets.
Dear Asharf Ramelah, ICC recently received a letter from a young girl in Uzbekistan. She wrote:
We are not advocating violence, but we are opening our wounds in search for dressings.
Perhaps the one following the policy of the Egyptian government in its dealings with the Copts, may have several mental reservations, the most important one is that the Copts have demands, they form a considerable segment of the Egyptian society, they are real Egyptian citizens and not intruders or strangers, and that they are not just one of the communities.
Other Christian converts on the run fearing for their lives. WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 9, 2009) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Libyan intelligence officials have detained and tortured four Christians for converting from Islam. The Christians have been imprisoned for the past seven weeks in Tripoli, Libya's capital.
Group Wanted to "Teach a Lesson" to Christians after Robbed Man Reported Them
Growing Trend of Muslim Men Imposing Islam on Christian Girls by Rape, Forced Marriage. WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 5, 2009) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a Muslim man in Pakistan kidnapped, raped, and forced a 13-year-old Christian girl to convert to Islam after deciding he wanted to marry her.