Pastor, Christian Activist Sentenced to Prison in Sudan Are Released

Presidential pardon frees two remaining Christians in false case.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A pastor and another Christian serving a 12-year sentence in Sudan were freed today after they were granted a presidential pardon, sources said. The Rev. Hassan Abdelrahim Tawor had been in prison since his arrest in December 2015, as was Abdulmonem Abdumawla of Darfur. They were convicted on baseless […]

Church Building Demolished, Two Christians Arrested in Sudan

One of at least 25 on government list of targeted houses of worship.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Khartoum state authorities in Sudan demolished a church building yesterday (May 7) as Christians were preparing to worship, sources said. In the Khartoum suburb of Soba al Aradi, which began as a refugee camp for south Sudanese, a bulldozer sent by Jebel Aulia locality and the Ministry of Planning […]

Police, Mob Attack Synod Guard’s Quarters, Arrest His Family in Omdurman, Sudan

Mother, three young children released without charges.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Three weeks after an elder was killed in an attack on church property in Omdurman, Sudan, a mob with police on Monday (April 24) ransacked the living quarters of the compound guard and arrested his family, sources said. Police accompanied by a mob demolished part of the room where […]

Quashing of Childcare Facility Application in Algeria Rooted in Religious Discrimination

Reason for denial cloaked in secrecy.

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – The social services agency of Tizi-Ouzou Province, Algeria, has denied a permit to a childcare facility without explanation, but almost certainly because of the owner’s Christian faith, sources said. The owner met all the conditions required by law for opening an early childhood care facility in the city of Tizi-Ouzou […]

Mob Kills Christian Elder at Evangelical School of Sudan in Omdurman

Church leader defended women after police arrested men at embattled institution.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A church elder on Monday (April 3) died from injuries sustained in a raid on an embattled Christian school by supporters of a Muslim business interest in Omdurman, Sudan, sources said. Younan Abdullah, an elder with Bahri Evangelical Church, died in a hospital after being stabbed while he and […]

Police in Sudan Arrest Christians at School, Prevent Others from Leaving

Take-over of evangelical institution leads to obstruction accusations.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police accused staff members of a Christian school in Sudan of obstructing the work of a Muslim-owned business trying to take it over, sources said. Police in Omdurman, across from Khartoum on the Nile River, on Monday (March 27) arrested 12 staff members of a Christian school and the […]

More Christian Teachers in Sudan Arrested in Take-Over of School

Authorities colluding with Muslim businessman, pastor says.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police in Omdurman yesterday detained three Christian teachers from the Evangelical School of Sudan in a bid to help a Muslim businessman take ownership of the school, Christian sources said. They were released on bail after eight hours, charged with obstructing the work of those attempting to take over […]

Sudan Releases Czech Aid Worker Imprisoned for ‘Espionage’

Two Sudanese Christians remain behind bars.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Sudan released Czech aid worker Petr Jasek on Saturday (Feb. 25), nearly one month after a court in Khartoum sentenced him to life in prison for espionage and other charges, according to reports. Jasek returned to the Czech Republic on Sunday with Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralekj, who had […]

Christians in Sudan Arrested in Tussle over Evangelical School in Omdurman

Muslim trying to take over another property from beleaguered SPEC.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police in Omdurman, Sudan arrested four Christians this week and accused them of destroying the sign board of a Muslim interest trying to take over their Christian school, sources said. Police arrived at the Evangelical School of Sudan in Omdurman, across the Nile from Khartoum, on Monday (Feb. 20) […]

Sudan Orders Demolition of at Least 25 Church Buildings, Christian Leaders Say

Wider crack-down by Islamist government cited.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – State officials in Sudan plan to demolish at least 25 church buildings in the Khartoum area, according to Christian leaders. A June 13, 2016 letter from the Executive Corporation for the Protection of Government Lands, Environment, Roads and Demolition of Irregularities of Khartoum State reveals the names and locations […]