VOMK Tuesday Report

PERSECUTED INDONESIAN PASTOR ABRAHAM BEN MOSES RELEASED FROM PRISON

PERSECUTED INDONESIAN PASTOR ABRAHAM BEN MOSES RELEASED FROM PRISON

In April, Indonesian Pastor Abraham Ben Moses (formerly Saifuddin Ibrahim) was released from prison after serving two years of a four year sentence. Pastor Abraham was first arrested in December 2017 after a YouTube video of him surfaced teaching the differences between the Bible and the Koran. Muhammadiyah, one of Indonesia’s largest Islamic organizations, accused ...

NEW BOOK REBUTS CLAIM THAT GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION IS RIGHT RESPONSE TO CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION

NEW BOOK REBUTS CLAIM THAT GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION IS RIGHT RESPONSE TO CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION

In April, the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs department published an independent review of global Christian persecution which claimed that “the level and nature of persecution is arguably coming close to meeting the international definition of genocide.” The review then stressed “the need for governments to give increasing priority and specific targeted support to ...

159 KNOWN “ANTI-MISSIONARY” PROSECUTIONS IN RUSSIA IN 2018, INCLUDING 1 KOREAN

159 KNOWN “ANTI-MISSIONARY” PROSECUTIONS IN RUSSIA IN 2018, INCLUDING 1 KOREAN

On April 2019, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) added Russia to its list of “Countries of Particular Concern” (CPC), a list of countries “whose government engages in or tolerates particularly severe religious freedom violations.” 2019 U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Annual Report Representative Foley Hyun Sook of Voice of the Martyrs ...

MORE THAN 140 ERITREAN CHRISTIANS ARRESTED

MORE THAN 140 ERITREAN CHRISTIANS ARRESTED

Earlier this month, more than 140 Christians were arrested as they gathered in a private courtyard in the Mai Temenai area of Asmara, the capital of Eritrea. Voice of the Martyrs Korea’s partner, Release Eritrea, reports that 104 of those arrested were women, 23 were men and 14 were children. The arrests happened during a ...

12 HOUSE CHURCHES IN CHINA RAIDED SUNDAY

12 HOUSE CHURCHES IN CHINA RAIDED SUNDAY

(Guangzhou) Voice of the Martyrs Korea is reporting another major wave of police action against house church across China this past Sunday, May 12. At least 12 house churches were raided by police and personnel of some related government departments during their worship. Sunday services were interrupted and multiple people were taken away, detained, and ...

International Film Producer in Suncheon this Week to Film Story of Martyred Korean Chinese Pastor for Global Audience

International Film Producer in Suncheon this Week to Film Story of Martyred Korean Chinese Pastor for Global Audience

Filming was completed last week in Suncheon on a short feature film on the life and death of Pastor Han Chung Ryeol, the Korean Chinese pastor murdered in Changbai, China on April 30, 2016. American movie producer John Grooters Grooters Productions, in association with Voice of the Martyrs Korea, made the 6 minute film to ...

NGO requests the Chinese Government do two things on third anniversary of Pastor Han’s martyrdom the first thing is end one murder investigation and the second thing is opening another investigation

NGO requests the Chinese Government do two things on third anniversary of Pastor Han’s martyrdom the first thing is end one murder investigation and the second thing is opening another investigation

하나, 살인 사건 종결둘, 또 다른 살인 사건 수사 개시April 30 marks the third anniversary of the martyrdom of Pastor Han Chung Ryeol, a Korean Chinese pastor believed to have been murdered for aiding North Korean visitors to Changbai, China for nearly 20 years. In 2016, Pastor Han was stabbed through his heart, skull, and ...