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Burmese Officials Order Closure of Church

Officials in Mergui Region in Burma, ordered a Baptist church to cease holding worship services after the pastor refused to wear an election campaign T-shirt supporting the military government's Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP).

Pakistani Christian Sentenced to Death Stunned, Shattered

"I don't know why – when I walked into court that day, I just knew," Asia Noreen said, tears returning to her eyes and her voice shaking. "And when the judge announced my death sentence, I broke down crying and screaming. In the entire year that I have spent in this jail, I have not been asked even once for my statement in court."