Around 360 million Christians face persecution worldwide, according to Open Doors.
They were thrown overboard and perished 200 meters from shore.
In 76 countries, the situation of Christ's followers is difficult or extremely difficult, accordin to Open Doors.
ACLED claims that only about 5% of violent events targeting civilians are aimed at Christians based on their religious identity.
The trial represents an attempt to silence journalists who speak out about attacks on Christians in Nigeria.
In the Indian state of Punjab, a Sikh mob attacked a Catholic church.
Christians are by far the most persecuted religious group in Germany.
Once a harmonious nation, Burkina Faso has come under the shadow of radical Islamists since 2015.
USCIRF Commissioner Frank Wolf, a former member of Congress, stressed the importance of the IRF conference.