Persecution goes from disriminatiion in the public sphere to physical violence.
During protests, many religious leaders were targeted, arrested and beaten by the authorities.
The house of a priest in the province Camagüey, in Colombia, was attacked by vandals after he criticised the governing regime.
In 2012, the government confiscated the pastor’s church property.
One of the pillars of the Polish Tokyo Olympics volleyball team speaks about his Christian faith.
Rafael Cruz Dévora, a seminarian, arrested on Monday after participating in protests of Cuba’s communist government, was released.
It is common for pastors in Cuba to work alongside their pastoral charge, as the income of parishioners is insufficient.
Government harasses those opposed to social policies, Christian leaders say.
The pastor is being held "incommunicado," which means he is unable to speak to or see other people while awaiting his trial.