Yes, there are many forms of persecution. Here is a excerpt takin from the late great Dc Talk's book called, Jesus Freaks( I extremely encourage everyone to read this book, it will change how you view your world).
"Anne Askew was imprisoned and greatly tortured for her faith. Placed on a cruel rack, her joints and bones were pulled out of place. She fainted from the pain, but when she regained consciousness, she preached for two hours to her tormentors.
On the day of her execution,she was carried to the stake in a chair because her bones were dislocated and she couldn't walk. At the last moment, she was offered the king's pardon if she would recant. She said: "I did not come here to deny my Lord and Master."
She died praying for her murders in the midst of flames. " (end of excerpt)
Now, in today's world, in most countries, we are not persecuted in this way for being Christians. But persecution is still happening today even here in America. Persecution is happening on a much larger scale. People are becoming more open against God and Christians, for example: tyring to get the phrase " In God We trust" taken out of are national anthem and off our coins and currency. All across the nation, schools are being told not to start off the day with prayer, students are discouraged from wearing things that openly proclaim their Christianity like necklaces or clothing. Politicians all across the states have/are trying to remove things like a Ten Commandments memorial off public or government land.These are only a few of the examples of persecution in today's world. And not just in America, oh no, these type's of things are happening all over the world in places like Europe, Canada, and other bigger countries. My message is this, we need to stand up against this, speak out, all the while standing firm in our faith and our God. We must not let these problems stop us from spreading the Gospel.