Tag: abduction

Abducted Nigerian schoolboys freed

Originally published in World More than 300 boys kidnapped a week ago from a boarding school in northern Katsina state, Nigeria are free, state officials reported late yesterday. State governor Aminu Masari told local media that officials transported the 344 boys to the state capital to receive medical care before reuniting with […]

A cry for justice as Pakistan court validates forced ‘marriage’ of teen — Elizabeth Kendal

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin — by Elizabeth Kendal Once again a Pakistani High Court has validated the “marriage” of an abducted Christian minor girl to her Muslim abductor, despite child marriage being illegal in Pakistan. The High Court has rejected proof-of-age documents submitted by the victim’s Christian parents (birth certificates, […]

Christian leaders in Zimbabwe disturbed by abductions

Originally published in Vatican News The abduction and torture of three female opposition leaders by some unknown people in Zimbabwe has raised a wave of condemnations and calls for investigations into abductions and disappearances. Three female leaders, members of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change–Alliance (MDC-Alliance), were allegedly abducted in […]

Cleric, French aid worker kidnapped in CAR

Originally published in World Watch Monitor A member of a religious order and a French aid worker were kidnapped at gunpoint Jan. 19 in the capital of the Central African Republic. One of the victims, a man identified as Gustave, is a member of the congregation of Holy Spirit who […]