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Detailing the Plight of Persecuted Christians in Pakistan to the UN

Aug. 04Mob Attacks, False Blasphemy...

Through our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), we have recently filed 13 reports with the United Nations, detailing the status of human rights in those countries. Under the auspices of the U.N. Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a process in which the United Nations reviews the human...More

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Appeal Filed at Pakistan's Supreme Court As Christians Face Execution

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Right now the future of Afghanistan looks grim. For Afghan Christians, it looks deadly. After a 20-year war, the Taliban once again controls Afghanistan. ISIS has been resurrected . And the people of Afghanistan are afraid for their lives. As we have reported , President Biden’s hasty withdrawal of U.S. troops from...More

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Save Christian Teen Leah Sharibu From Death

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It’s an ultimatum: Boko Haram has promised to kill a Christian teen held captive for her faith.

A 16-year-old girl is being held captive by Islamic jihadists in Nigeria because she is a Christian. We must take action to save her.

Boko Haram – the Nigerian jihadist militia pledged to ISIS – stormed a village and abducted 110 schoolgirls. Five of those were killed, and 104 were freed.

Yet one brave teen named Leah Sharibu remains a prisoner because she won’t renounce her Christian faith.

Nigerian Christians are being targeted, abused, and murdered by sadistic jihadist groups like Boko Haram. Their government seems unable or unwilling to stop this violence against Christians.

We’ve delivered a critical oral intervention at the U.N. on behalf of Nigeria’s Christians. We’re sending a critical legal advocacy letter to the government of Nigeria demanding it act to free Leah.

Christian children must be protected. Leah Sharibu must be brought home safely. Now she urgently needs YOU before it’s too late.

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Every child deserves the right to go to school and to play outside of their home without the fear of being targeted for abduction or violent abuse because of their faith. But in Nigeria, that fear is very real...

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Apr 01, 2021

Warning: The following blog contains disturbing new information regarding Christian teen Leah Sharibu. We feel it is necessary to illustrate the severity of the persecution Nigeria’s Christians face –

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ACLJ Requests the Immediate Release of Captive Christian Teen Leah...

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Jun 15, 2020

We have told you the tragic story of Leah Sharibu . Leah is a Christian schoolgirl who was kidnapped as a 14-year-old along with her fellow classmates in February of 2018. Despite the fact that most of her...

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Sixteen-year-old Leah Sharibu is facing death at the hands of Nigeria’s brutal jihadist militia Boko Haram because she is a Christian.

Leah Sharibu was one of 110 Nigerian girls kidnapped by the vile jihadist group Boko Haram – the militant West African radical Islamic army pledged to ISIS – after it stormed their village in February 2018.

Five of those innocent children are already reported to be dead, while 104 were eventually set free. Only Leah Sharibu remains a prisoner of the bloodthirsty terrorist army.

Boko Haram is holding her captive because she refuses to renounce her Christian faith, even though it could mean her freedom, or even her life.

Christian and Muslim religious leaders have condemned the terrorists and demanded Sharibu’s release. But the Nigerian government has demonstrated it is either unable or unwilling to intercede and save young Leah’s life.

A 35-second recording reported to be Sharibu was released to the media. In it Leah asked for help to gain her release, but in an example of Christ’s love for His Church, made a point to ask for help for her family.

We should all be humbled by the unshakable faith of this precious young woman. It is our moral obligation to take action for Leah Sharibu, before it’s too late. If the government of Nigeria is seemingly unable or unwilling to help this child, we will.

The ACLJ appeared before the U.N. through our affiliate – the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ) – to deliver a critical oral intervention at the U.N. Human Rights Council on behalf of Christians living under the threat of violence and death from Boko Haram and other terrorist groups like the Fulani Herdsman.

In our oral intervention, we told of the dangers Christians – including innocent Christian children – face in Nigeria on a daily basis.

We specifically highlighted the distressing plight of Leah Sharibu, and her heartbroken family who feels helpless and abandoned by their own government.

We need international pressure on the Nigerian government to take stronger action to stop the rampant atrocities being committed by these evil terrorists in their country.

And that violence has begun to spread to neighboring regions, endangering the lives of Christians beyond Nigeria.

The international community must take action. Leah Sharibu must be brought home safely. Christians should be protected and not have to live in constant fear of violence, abduction, and death.

Above all, the children must be protected.

We are directly engaging the Nigerian government and world leaders, demanding action to free Leah.

Stand with Leah Sharibu. Demand her release and urge protection for all of Nigeria’s Christians.

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