JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A judge in Sudan ruled yesterday that there was enough evidence to charge two South Sudanese pastors with crimes punishable by death. The charges, including espionage and promoting hatred among or against sects, were formed months after authorities arrested the Rev. Yat Michael in December 2014 and the Rev. Peter […]
Light evidence presented to back heavy charges.
Like others accused of violence against Copts, suspect is declared insane.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Prosecutors in Upper Egypt have dropped all charges against a Muslim who, according to numerous eyewitnesses, gunned down a Christian with the aim of intimidating his family into withdrawing charges in another religiously motivated killing. Prosecuting attorneys on June 24 found that the accused in the January shooting, Hasan Baghdadi, was […]
President’s solution to decades of violence could cause more tensions, critics say.
MINDANAO, Philippines (Morning Star News) – Christians and others in the southern Philippines have expressed strong fears that legislation creating an Islamic sub-state on Mindanao Island will exacerbate religious tensions rather than resolve them. The Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), proposed by President Benigno Aquino III last September with the aim of ending decades of Islamist rebel […]
Christians protest official downplay of severity, religious motives of attack.
NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Contrary to police reports, a nun with her face covered said yesterday at a press conference in Chhattisgarh state that two men raped her at a medical clinic in Raipur on Saturday (June 20). The unidentified, 47-year-old nun told media that two masked men entered her room at the Christ […]
Pastor forced to change homes four times in two years.
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (Morning Star News) – Hard-line Muslims on the semi-autonomous island of Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania have driven a pastor and father of five into hiding and taken over his church’s rented worship hall, he said. “I have changed my place of residence four times since 2012” due to threats from area Muslims, […]
Some congregation members suspect assailant did not act alone.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Some members of a congregation in Istanbul suspect a man who attacked their church building last week did not act alone. Church members said they suspect the assailant, whom police said has a severe psychological disorder, was pressured to commit the attack by a group that wanted to stir up […]
Hard-line Muslims send her death threats on mobile phone.
PALLISA, Uganda (Morning Star News) – The widow of a Christian shot to death by suspected hard-line Muslims in eastern Uganda fears for her life after receiving several death threats, she said. Agnes Nasubuga Nura, 28, said Muslim extremists killed her husband, Richard Lebon Suleiman, on Feb. 15 in Budaka, Pallisa District, 193 kilometers (119 miles) east […]
Trial in case calling for death penalty to continue June 15.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A court hearing yesterday in Khartoum for two South Sudanese pastors facing the death penalty was extended to today, then adjourned until June 15 to give prosecutors more time to try building a case, a defense attorney said. Prosecutors need more time to search for evidence in the trial […]
Two others injured, church compound damaged.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A Sudanese Air Force bomb on Monday (May 25) killed a 3-year-old girl and wounded her Christian mother at their home in Kauda, South Kordofan state, sources said. In the latest civilian death in nearly 3,500 government bombings of civilian targets since April 2012, Kaka Abdu Kuku Tiral died […]
Jailers try to humiliate the former Mohammed Hegazy into recanting.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – Authorities in Egypt are regularly beating and dragging across a concrete prison floor noted convert Bishoy Armia Boulous, formerly known as Mohammed Hegazy, his attorney said. Imprisoned by Egyptian authorities on trumped-up charges for photographing Muslim attacks on Christians and then held illegally after his sentence was complete, Boulous is […]