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  • India: forced exhumation of Christian’s body

    Morning Star News

    Tribal animists influenced by Hindu extremists in Chhattisgarh state, central India, have forced Christians to exhume the body of a 25-year-old man buried on relatives’ private land because they didn’t want a Christian interred in their village.

    Laxman Markam had been dead for two days when about 50 residents of different villages, armed with axes and wooden clubs, forced his widow and brothers to exhume his body. The police were then called; they made the family re-bury the body in the same grave.

  • China: seven years in jail for printing Christian books

    Christian Solidarity Worldwide

    A Christian couple’s appeal against a seven-year prison sentence and a fine of almost £30,000 for ‘illegal business operations’ has been rejected.

    Chang Yuchun and Li Chenhui, from Shaanxi province, operated a registered printing company. Last year the authorities seized more than 210,000 copies of various Christian books. 24 titles were deemed to be ‘illegal publications.’ This is the latest in a long line of Chinese Christians being jailed for printing Christian books.