Incident: Churches in Ceara threatened

General Information
Title: Churches in Ceara threatened
Country: Brazil
State/Province: Ceara
City: CearĂ¡
Other Address:
Date of Incident: 2018-12-31
Security Level: Public
Gospel Mais reported that several Protestant churches canceled their services in Ceara due to threats from criminal groups. Since the start of the year, there have been more than 120 attacks in Ceara targeting a variety of institutions and understood to be a warning to the new government. Christians have faced numerous attacks and intimidation by those who oppose the president. Such violence can be interpreted as punishment for support to politicians opposing gang operations.
Nature of Incidents
Killings: 0
(Attempts) to destroy, vandalize or desecrate places of worship or religious buildings: 0
Closed places of worship or religious buildings: 3
Arrests/detentions: 0
Sentences: 0
Abductions: 0
Sexual assaults/harassment: 0
Forced marriages: 0
Other forms of attack (physical or mental abuse) 0
Attacked houses/property of faith adherents: 0
Attacked shops, businesses or institutions of faith adherents: 0
Forced to leave home: 0
Forced to leave country: 0
Non-physical violence : 0
Responsible Actor Category
Responsible Actor Name: Unknown
Responsible actor category: Unknown
Religion of Victim(s)
Religion of victim(s): Christian (not specified)
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