International Christian Concern | Nov. 15, 2018
Four Christian women in Nepal, including two Japanese citizens and two Nepalese citizens, were arrested on November 4 on suspicion of attempting to convert people to Christianity by force. The arrests took place after the Christian women were accused of proselytizing door to door in the Butawal area near the capital Kathmandu.
According to reports, the Christian women were followed, filmed and the footage was passed to police who made the arrests. They were accused of targeting Dalits, formally known as “untouchables”.
In July 2018, De Vera Richard and Rita Gonga, a married couple, were deported from Nepal to their native countries of the Philippines and Indonesia after being charged of committing forceful religious conversions.