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Persecution Around the world

Iran Returns Pastor Irani to Prison

After being transferred to an unknown location and assaulted, Pastor Irani has been returned to prison in Iran. The Officers of the Ministry of Intelligence and National Security of Iran attacked the pastor after he was charged for his faith. He has been kept in solitary confinement and extensively beaten. He is also being threatened with a longer prison sentence if he is deemed uncooperative.

ISIS militants rape Christian mother and daughter who couldn't pay poll tax
Published 25 June 2014 | Cath Martin
(AP) Demonstrators chant pro-al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)slogans as they wave al-Qaeda flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, Monday 16 June 2014

The nightmare continues for Christians living in ISIS-controlled areas as militants exact brutal punishment for those who fall short of their strict and violent interpretation of Islam.

The AINA news agency is reporting that an Assyrian mother and daughter were raped by militants in Mosul after saying they did not have the money to pay the jizya poll tax for non-Muslims.

Eliminating the Church in Iraq 
JUNE 27, 2014

Iraq (ODM/MNN) — Christians who sought refuge in the northern Iraqi city of Qaraqosh because of fighting in Mosul are on the run once again.

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a group extreme even by jihadi standards, tried to seize Qaraqosh Wednesday but were turned back by Kurdish troops. The city is located southeast of Mosul. Open Doors spokesman Jerry Dykstra explains, “It’s a Christian village. There were some bombings, and there were some Christians that were killed in those bombings. Many of those people have left town and found shelter in the northern part of Iraq.”

The UN's Human Rights Council (HRC) has set up a commission of inquiry into Eritrea, seen as one of the world's most repressive states.
The three-member panel will report back in one year.

In a statement, the HRC condemned "widespread and systematic" human rights violations, including torture and other cruel punishments. Eritrea rejected the resolution.

Human rights groups have previously called the country a "giant prison".

Amnesty International last year said some 10,000 Eritreans had been imprisoned for political reasons since independence from Ethiopia in 1993. This was denied by the government.
By Imogen Foulkes BBC News, Geneva

The latest tragedy in the Mediterranean has, not before time, human rights groups say, put the spotlight on the situations which drive people to make the perilous boat journey to Europe, and the many dangers they face along the way.

It is believed most of the dead came from Eritrea and Somalia, so all must have taken not only the risky sea crossing, but a long and hazardous journey across the Sahara desert as well.

"I still can't believe it when I think about the Sahara," said Samson Kidane, an Eritrean who is now a refugee in Switzerland.

"It was so difficult to cross. We were more than 30 people in a small automobile, and later we were in a container, more than 120 people for 24 hours."

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