Globally, social persecution is “high” or “very high” in 22% of the world’s countries.
While Burkina Faso was once a nation of religious tolerance, a jihadist uprising has plagued the country since 2015.
The acid burned 65% of his body, with 15% being deep burns.
The Nigerian government has proved utterly ineffective against the violence and has failed the Christian community.
“Individuals who are arrested for religious reasons are systematically subjected to ill-treatment and torture,” the OHCR said.
Being a Christian in Nigeria remains a life-threatening danger.
In 2012, the government confiscated the pastor’s church property.
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Radical Hindu nationalists often use false accusations of forced conversion to justify their assaults and have pastors arrested.
Christian population in Afghanistan is estimated at 12,000, making it one of the country’s largest religious minorities.