Day 3

Kuwait, Arabian Peninsula
Population: 4,621,638
Chief of State: Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah
Christians: 8.1%
Evangelical Christians: 1%
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 43rd
Life Expectancy: 74.46 Years
Literacy Rate: 93.9%
Population Below Poverty Line: Unknown
Refugees Living in Kuwait: 94,652

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Kuwait has changed its residence law in order to allow visit visas to be converted into residency visas in certain cases. The bylaws were published in the official gazette Kuwait Al-Youm and are now in effect. Authorities believe the changes will bring a positive aspect, mostly helping families of expats to reunite. Dependents arriving on family or tourist visit visas; domestic helpers; holders of valid residence who stayed outside the country for more than six months and had to enter the country on visit visa, those who enter for work purposes and start procedure to get residence but have to leave the country for a maximum one month and visitors of ministries, public institutions and those who arrive on government visit visa.

Pray that the expats will benefit through this law.
Pray that the domestic helpers will receive proper regard and treatment (The Bible, Psalm 41:1).

Kuwait allows visit visas to be converted into residency visas

Bangladesh, South Asia
Population: 168,958,000
Chief of State: President Abdul Hamid
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Christians: 0.4%
Evangelical Christians: Unknown
Dominant Religion: Islam
Persecution Ranking: 48th
Life Expectancy: 70.94 Years
Literacy Rate: 56.8%
Population Below Poverty Line: 31.5%
Refugees Living in Bangladesh: 232,485

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Judge Mamunur Rashid of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal sentenced 16 people to death for their involvement in the murder of 18-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi. A student of an Islamic school, Miss Rafi had lodged a complaint of sexual harassment against the school’s principal. She was confronted by a group of five people and told she must withdraw the complaint. When she refused, they set her on fire and she died four days later in hospital.

Pray for those who have been convicted over this murder to come in fear and trembling before God.
May Jesus meet them at this time in their lives (The Bible, Psalm 145:18-20).

16 Sentenced to Death in Bangladesh For Setting Student On Fire (Time)