'...executed on 29 December 1973 at a mass rally of more than 10,000 people. Immediately afterwards the crowd broke into confusion and the prosecuting official was assaulted by furious Christians there. The tumult is still widely remembered.'
'In May 1979 he visited the Pope in Rome and presented him with seven dossiers filled with reports and documents describing the injustices of El Salvador. But his friends sensed his isolation in the church, while the threats and dangers against him mounted outside it. On 24 March 1980 he was suddenly shot dead while celebrating mass in the chapel of the hospital where he lived.'
'He was increasingly implicated in the work of groups committed to the overthrow of the government. In March 1943 he was arrested and incarcerated. On 20 July 1944 a final attempt was made by German citizens to destroy the Hitler regime for themselves. It failed disastrously...survived as a prisoner until 9 April 1945. He was executed only a few days before the end of the war. '
'Her death was sudden and mysterious. On 2 February 1960 [martyr] was found dead in her bed at the house where she lived at Chichawatni. She had been brutally murdered.'
Papua New Guinea
'...a second group of missionaries struggled to evade capture. Among them was [martyr], who was determined not to abandon the missionaries with whom he worked...They came to a village inhabited by the Orokaiva people, and found themselves escorted away by men of that tribe. One of the Orokaiva...killed [martyr] near a stream by Kurumbo village.'
'...died as prisoner 16770 in Auschwitz-Birkenau, is much remembered in the Christian Church. He offered his own life to save a fellow prisoner, Franciszek Gajowniczek, condemned to death by the camp authorities after a successful escape by a fellow prisoner.'
'On 7 May 1918 [martyr] was arrested with two sisters from her convent, and transported across country to Perm, then to Ekatarinburg, and finally to Alapaevsk. On 17 July the Tsar and his family were shot dead. During the following night [martyr], a sister from SS Mary and Martha named Varvara, and members of the royal family were murdered in a mineshaft.'
'Fearful that she would leave them, or refuse to marry, her parents sought to discourage her [newfound interest in Christianity]. But she defied them. When their prohibitions failed she was beaten...Then, on or near 4 February 1928, her mother and father took her away to a lonely place and killed her.'
'On 12 February 1977 [martyr] delivered a protest to Amin against all acts of violence that were allegedly the work of the security services. Church leaders were summoned to Kampala and then ordered to leave, one by one. [martyr] turned to Bishop Festo Kivengere and said, 'They are going to kill me. I am not afraid'. Finally alone, he was taken away and murdered.'
'Peaceful protests would affirm the dignity of African-Americans and embarrass their oppressors before the eyes of the world... on 4 April 1968, he was shot dead in Memphis. He was thirty-nine years old. '
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