Crossing the Bridge

Saudi Arabia Tortures Christian Prisoners

Press Release — January 30, 2002

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Hopes Dashed For Promised Release Of Detained Christians In Saudi Arabia

Press Release — January 2, 2002

Hopes Dashed For Promised Release Of Detained Christians In Saudi Arabia


Health Concerns Mount as Prison Conditions Worsen


Recent news about the promised "release" of nine of the fourteen Christians detained in Saudi Arabia has taken another turn for the worse. Early today, ICC received word from sources in Jeddah that the nine detained being held at the Trahyl Deportation Center are discouraged and very concerned.

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Saudi Arabia: 14 Detained Christians Released in Time for Christmas

REPORT — December 26, 2001

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Campaign of Terrorism in Indonesia

SPECIAL REPORT — December 5, 2001

Campaign of Terrorism in Indonesia


SOME ENCOURAGING NEWS FROM POSO/TENTENA, INDONESIA


In response to Christians responding to a call to prayer and advocacy, many elected officials have been contacted and there have been encouraging signs that, at least for now, the looming threat against the more than 63,000 Christians of the Tentena area has been averted. While the threat of a massive attack and great loss of life still remains, recent action on the part of the Indonesian government appears to have, at least for the moment, thwarted the plans of the jihad forces.

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Terrorists Kill 15 Christians During Sunday Service In Pakistan

Press Release — October 28, 2001

Terrorists Kill 15 Christians During Sunday Service In Pakistan


(Lahore, Pakistan - October 28, 2001) Bearded terrorists on motorcycles attacked St. Dominic Church, killing at least 15 worshipers and a police officer in the town of Bahawalpur, 225 miles south of Lahore. The attack occurred Sunday morning as an estimated 60 Christians had just begun their worship service.

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Boy Pleads for Help for Father Detained in Saudi Arabia

Press Release — September 5, 2001

Boy Pleads for Help for Father Detained in Saudi Arabia


Four More Arrested: Total of 14 Detained for Practicing Their Faith


The Government of Saudi Arabia is continuing their sweep of Christians by raiding the private homes, confiscating personal articles, and imprisoning men for undetermined reasons. International Christian Concern, the Washington DC based human rights organization, was notified by the United Churches of Saudi Arabia (UCOSA) that four more men have been taken - two of which reside with their families in Jeddah.

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Saudis Strike Another Blow to Religious Freedom

Press Release — August 29, 2001

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Saudi Police Snatch Another Christian in Midnight Raid

REPORT — July 25, 2001

Saudi Police Snatch Another Christian in Midnight Raid


"Does Anyone Care that we Christians are targeted by the intolerant Muslim regime?"


(July 25, 2001 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) The government of Saudi Arabia appears to be launching a major sweep of Christians in the city of Jeddah. At 12:00 midnight Wednesday, July 25 five agents of the Ministry of Interior (MOI) once again raided another home of a Christian suspected of leading home meetings at which Christians gather for prayer and Bible study.

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Saudi Police Snatch Another Christian in Midnight Raid

REPORT — July 25, 2001

Saudi Police Snatch Another Christian in Midnight Raid


"Does Anyone Care that we Christians are targeted by the intolerant Muslim regime?"


(July 25, 2001 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) The government of Saudi Arabia appears to be launching a major sweep of Christians in the city of Jeddah. At 12:00 midnight Wednesday, July 25 five agents of the Ministry of Interior (MOI) once again raided another home of a Christian suspected of leading home meetings at which Christians gather for prayer and Bible study.

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America's Ally Saudi Arabia Continues Crackdown on Christians

Press Release — July 19, 2001

AMERICA'S ALLY SAUDI ARABIA CONTINUES CRACKDOWN ON CHRISTIANS


A Christian hospital worker in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia was whisked from his home early this morning following a police raid. Seven members of the Muttawa, the Saudi police that enforce the country's strict observance of Islamic regulations, raided the home of Prabhu Issac at 11:00 P.M. last night. Both Prabhu and his wife, Socilia, were interrogated in separate rooms of their home for 3 ½ hours before Prabhu was taken away. They were asked specifically about some group meetings held in their home, including a meeting in June held in their honor at which approximately 400 friends were in attendance. It is believed that Prabhu is being detained at the Farifia Prison near Jeddah under the authority of the Ministry of Interior (MOI). It is believed that Socilia, who was not arrested, is doing fine, but she was strictly told not to have any outside contact.

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