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  • Mexico: evangelical leader sentenced

    Christian Today

    Naasón Joaquín García, the leader of Mexico’s largest evangelical church, has been sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison for sexually assaulting three teenaged girls from his church. He will also be required to register as a sex offender for life.

    The 53-year-old led the congregation La Luz Del Mundo based in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, which runs churches in several locations throughout the United States and Mexico.

  • Pakistan: death sentences upheld

    Christian Today

    The High Court in Lahore, Pakistan, has upheld the death sentence of two Christian brothers, Qaiser and Amoon Ayub, who were charged with posting blasphemous content online in 2011.

    They have always maintained their innocence. Amoon believes that the website where the blasphemous material was shared was created by his brother’s Muslim friends to settle a score. They were defended by Christian charity CLAAS, which is now appealing to the Supreme Court.