Life of Christian Imprisoned in Algeria for Blasphemy in Danger, Family Fears

Health deteriorating; Muslim inmates threaten to attack him.

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Morning Star News) – The daughter of an Algerian Christian sentenced to three years in prison on a charge of blaspheming Islam fears for his life, religious freedom advocates said. Muslim prisoners reportedly planned to beat Slimane Bouhafs, 49, for defending his faith, and his health has faltered due to lack of medical care, […]

Christian School Closed in Sudan Ordered to Re-Open

Muslim appointed by government to school relinquishes control.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A judge in eastern Sudan today ordered a Christian school that government officials had taken over to resume classes under the prior Christian administration, according to the headmaster. The Appeal Court for Administrative Affairs in Madani, Al Jazirah state, thus cancelled an order by the Madani commissioner calling for […]

Christian School in Sudan Closed Down after Police, Civilians Seize Property

Al Jazirah state to run institution.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The future education of more than 1,000 pupils was unclear after authorities closed down a Christian school in eastern Sudan last week, sources said. Civilians who bused in from Khartoum and elsewhere aided armed police in taking over the Evangelical Basic School in Madani, Al Jazirah state on Oct. […]

Church Buildings in Khartoum, Sudan at Risk of Demolition

Authorities continue crack-down on minority Christians.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A congregation of mainly ethnic Nuba and South Sudanese nationals are fearful that authorities in Sudan could demolish their building at any time, a church member said. Officials from Khartoum state’s Ministry of Planning and Urban Development on Sept. 29 notified leaders of the Presbyterian Church of Sudan (PCOS), […]

Authorities in Sudan Arrest More Christians in Takeover of School

Two pastors, seven others detained for four days.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Two pastors and seven other Christians in Sudan were detained for four days last week after trying to stop a group of civilians and police from taking over their school, according to one of the arrested pastors. Local police on Oct. 6 arrested the Rev. Samuel Suliman, headmaster of […]

Arrest of Christian Workers in Sudan Serves Islamist Regime as Warning to Others

International community takes note of repressive measures.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Christian workers imprisoned under charges related to tarnishing Sudan’s image are innocent, but their arrests serve the Sudanese government as a warning to others against criticizing the Islamist regime, sources said. Foreign diplomats and international rights activists have taken notice of the case since Morning Star News in December […]

Authorities Arrest Christian Leader in Al Jazirah State, Sudan, in School Takeover

A dozen teachers also detained, released on bail.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Authorities in southeastern Sudan arrested the headmaster of a Christian school last week and took over its property, sources said. Armed police and officials from the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Sept. 5 arrested the Rev. Samuel Suliman and 12 teachers at the school in Madani, capital […]

Charges against Pastors in Sudan Could Lead to Death Penalty

Trial begins for church leaders, two others.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Prosecutors in Sudan yesterday accused two church leaders and two others of tarnishing the image of the country and crimes calling for the death penalty, sources said. The trial began yesterday after it was postponed on Aug. 14 when authorities failed to transfer the pastors to court, a defense […]

Government Fires Teacher from Christian School in North Khartoum, Sudan

Police physically remove headmistress from her office.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police in Sudan last month showed up at a Christian school, handed over a letter of dismissal of the headmistress and physically removed her, installing another teacher in her office, sources said. Civilians supporting Muslim investors’ desire to take over the church property on which the Bahri Evangelical School […]

Authorities in Sudan Jail Christians Defending School on Property of Embattled Church

Government helping Muslim business interest to seize facilities.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudanese security personnel in North Khartoum last week jailed 14 Christians after raiding an evangelical school on a church property the government is helping a Muslim business interest to seize, sources said. Leaders of the Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church were inside the Bahri Evangelical School in North Khartoum trying […]