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Christian convert near death in Iran prison

Nasim Naghash Zargaran

TEHRAN, Iran — A female Christian convert who worked with Saeed Abedini planting house churches years ago in Iran is on a hunger strike and near death in the harsh Evin prison in Tehran, Iran. Nasim Naghash Zargaran, also known …

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Sudan frees one pastor, plans to prosecute two others

Sudan plans to prosecute two others

Just weeks after releasing one pastor, Sudanese officials may prosecute two others for crimes that could carry the death penalty. One of the pastors has been detained illegally without charges since December. Officials rearrested another on May 24. According to …

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One Chibok girl found alive in Nigerian forest

Boko Haram kidnapped schoolgirl found

BORNO, Nigeria — One of the 219 missing Chibok schoolgirls Boko Haram kidnapped has been found alive in Nigeria’s remote Sambisa Forest, the French press agency AFP reported May 18. The schoolgirl, now 19, was found May 17 at night …

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Sudan releases church leader held since December

Sudan pastor released

JUBA, South Sudan — Sudan has released one of two church leaders jailed since December, sources said, leaving another pastor incarcerated without charges. Telahoon Nogose Kassa, head of discipleship at the embattled Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church, was released May 10 …

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