- 19th August, 2016901ALGERIA:
An Algerian Christian has been sentenced to five years in prison – the maximum term – and heavily fined for blasphemy against Islam and its prophet.
- 15th August, 2016900NIGERIA:
On 14 August, Boko Haram released a video showing about fifty of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped in April 2014.
- 26th August, 2016904PAKISTAN:
Asia Bibi's final appeal against the death sentence will be heard by Pakistan's Supreme Court in October 2016.
Asia Bibi's appeal will be heard by Pakistan's highest court during the second week of October. It is the last legal avenue open to her: if the death sentence is upheld, her only remaining chance would be through a Presidential Pardon.
- 19th August, 2016902ERITREA:
On 8 August, the Eritrean Orthodox Church website in Asmara published pictures of deposed Patriarch Antonios (89) in a meeting with a delegation of monks, scholars and government officials.
- 11th August, 2016899NIGERIA:
Muslim Fulani herdsmen attacked a cluster of predominantly Christian villages in Kaduna state in early August, killing 13 Christians and scattering members of three churches.
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