A persecuted Christian is a person who follows Jesus Christ and who is systematically mistreated either as an individual or part of a group through a program or campaign to exterminate, drive away, or subjugate because of his/her religion, race, or beliefs.  The aim of persecution is not to simply kill but to intimidate Christians into silence, compromise, and cowardice.
'70 million Christians' martyred for their faith since Jesus walked the earth. 
More Christians were killed in Northern Nigeria last year (2013) than in the rest of the world combined. Over 2,000 woman and girls abducted since 2014.
In china, the world's most populous nation, Catholics and Protestants refusing to register with the communist dictatorship face arrests and fines, and their churches are shuttered and their crosses taken down.
When asked about the death penalty for those who leave the Muslim religion, at least three-quarters of Muslims in Jordan (86%), Egypt (84%), Pakistan (76%) and Nigeria (51%) say they would favor making it the law.
322 Christians are killed for the faith, 214 churches and christian properties are destroyed and 772 forms of violence are committed against christians EACH MONTH.
Pakistan’s blasphemy laws authorized punishment of blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad with a recommended penalty of "death, or imprisonment for life." Christians who deny their faith in Muhammad can be killed. 
In North Korea up to 70,000 Christians suffer in labor camps with no release possible because of their faith in Jesus Christ.
Over 400 million Christians live under 66 governments which severely restrict religious freedom and persecute Christians. Every year an average of 200,000 Christians are killed for their Faith.