Iranian opposition activist executed, as hangings
AN IRANIAN opposition activist was executed on Sunday.
Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani was arrested in 2008 and convicted of
supporting the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran, an
opposition group. He was later sentenced to death after being
convicted of "enmity against God". The UN has warned of a
"staggering" surge in executions in Iran (News,
Invasion of church leaves 15 dead
AN ATTACK on a church in the Central African Republic has left
at least 15 people dead. On Wednesday, Muslim fighters, firing
machine guns, invaded Notre-Dame de Fatima in the capital, Bangui,
where thousands of people were seeking refuge. In an apparent
retaliation the following day, a mosque was destroyed. On Tuesday,
Médecins Sans Frontières reported that it had evacuated staff fromm
Ndélé after suffering attacks.
Bishop Venables 'bruised and battered', but grateful to
THE Bishop of Argentina, the Most Revd Gregory Venables, said he
was "bruised, battered, but better than ever" last week, after
being attacked by robbers in his home in Buenos Aires. On 25 May,
he and his wife surprised the gang in the act of burgling their
house. He wrote on Facebook: "They beat and tied me up, but didn't
hurt Sylvia. Having spent an hour ransacking the house and removing
everything of value, they left. It could have been much worse, and
God's presence was unmistakable and tangible to us."