The son of a Pakistani Christian servant who was tortured by police in an attempt to get him to confess to stealing from his Muslim employer has revealed his horrifying eyewitness testimony of the brutal beating that his father endured earlier this month that ultimately led to his father's death.
On Jan. 14, the slain body of 47-year-old Liaqat Masih was handed over by authorities to his family in the town of Gujranwala in the Punjab province. Masih and his son were arrested by local police officers based on the accusation of theft from the home of his Muslim employer, Mohammad Raza Hameed, whom employed Masih as his driver for over 15 years.
Hameed and his father S.A. Hameed are wealthy Muslim businessmen and leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek Insaf political party in the community. When Hameed and his family went out of town, their home got robbed and Hameed notified the police about the robbery and initially lodged a complaint against unknown perpetrators. more >>
Hangzhou's Chongyi Church, the largest government-sanctioned church in China, has asked Christians to pray for the Rev. Gu Yuese to keep his faith in jail as he faces government persecution for protesting against the removal of church crosses.
China Christian Daily translated Chongyi's press release over the weekend that included a prayer list.
The press release "asks its congregation particularly to pray for pastor Gu Yuese: beg the Lord to help Rev. Gu keeping his faith in adversity, standing firmly in the trials of the cross." more >>
Dalit Christians, members of the lower caste "untouchables" in India, are reportedly planning a nationwide rally in March to demand equal rights and stand up to government discrimination that they say targets them for their beliefs.
The Times of India has reported that dalit Christians are organizing meetings and planning a rally in New Delhi in March in protest against a Caste Order that allows dalits to receive government benefits, but mainly for those who still identify with their Hindu background.
National Council of Dalit Christians advisor E D Charles blamed India's Congress and the ruling BJP party for failing to take into consideration recommendations to provide Christian dalits with equal rights in the country. more >>
Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin recently squashed news about the possible trade of big man Kevin Love.
Speaking to ESPN and as reported by NESN.com, Griffin clarified that they currently have no intention of letting go of their 27-year-old player.
"You'd have to go a long way to convince me that we're a better team winning in the Finals without a player like Kevin on our team," Griffin said, according to the report. "We've never once put together an offer involving Kevin, nor have we taken a call on an offer for Kevin." more >>
Los Angeles Clippers main big man and superstar Blake Griffin will be out for four to six weeks due to a hand injury.
In a report by Sam Amick for USA Today Sports, the 26-year-old professional basketball player suffered a fractured right hand after getting involved in a physical altercation with the Clippers' assistant equipment manager Matias Testi at a restaurant in Toronto.
The report adds that both Griffin and Testi, who are believed to be close friends, were sent back to Los Angeles after the said incident. No police reports have been made and no complaints have been filed. The specific condition of the injury, as detailed by a team representative is a "spiral fracture of the fourth metacarpal." more >>
The numbers for last week's episode of Monday Night RAW are in.
The said episode aired the day after Royal Rumble 2016 and it was also The Rock's first appearance of the year on Monday Night RAW. In various reports from Cageside Seats, the numbers on social media and the actual viewership on the said night have increased.
In the first report by Sean Rueter, the World Wrestling Entertainment's social media numbers have experienced significant increases. The Rock's apperance on RAW this past Monday helped build up the number of notable Twitter accounts who were talking about the episode, from 1.27 million recorded on January 18th to 1.824 million on the same night. more >>