JUBA, South Sudan, (Morning Star News) – After bulldozing a Lutheran Church of Sudan (LCS) building on Oct. 21, authorities in the Karari area of Omdurman demolished the SCOC building on Oct. 27 without prior warning, church leaders said. Local authorities said the SCOC building was on government land, a claim church leaders adamantly denied. “It seems […]
Authorities gave no prior notice, church leaders say.
Radical Muslims suspected.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – On top of recent government demolitions of church buildings, suspected Muslim extremists in Sudan’s eastern city of Al Qadarif this month set fire to one used by a 500-member congregation, sources said. Leaders from the Lutheran Church of Sudan said they suspect a radical Muslim set the blaze that […]
Nearby mosque not withstanding, authorities claim area zoned for business.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police in Omdurman, Sudan demolished a church building on Wednesday (Oct. 21), sources said. A bulldozer rammed down the Lutheran Church of Sudan building in the Karari area of Omdurman, twin city of Khartoum across the Nile River, church leaders said. The building was reportedly also used by an […]
Committees imposed on SPEC congregation in Muslims’ attempt to take over property.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A court has ruled that committees the Sudanese government imposed on a North Khartoum church in order to enable Muslim investors to take it over were illegal, sources said. A victory in the Khartoum Bahri Evangelical Church’s four-year battle to retain ownership of its property, the Aug. 31 ruling […]
NISS had prevented them from leaving country.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Two South Sudanese pastors arrived home in Juba from Khartoum, Sudan today after an eight-month ordeal of imprisonment, fabricated charges of capital crimes and a ban on leaving the country. The Rev. Peter Yein Reith and the Rev. Yat Michael were acquitted of the crimes calling for the death […]
NISS said to be behind orders preventing them from boarding plane.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Two South Sudanese pastors released on Wednesday (Aug. 5) after about eight months in jail have been banned from leaving the country, according to one of the attorneys who defended them against crimes calling for the death penalty. The Rev. Peter Yein Reith and the Rev. Michael Yat were […]
Church leaders convicted of lesser charges.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Two South Sudanese pastors on trial in Sudan for crimes calling for the death penalty were convicted on lesser counts today and released on time served, sources said. The Rev. Yat Michael, 49, was convicted under Article 69 of “disturbing public peace,” a defense attorney said, for delivering a […]
Charges stem from ‘political’ motives, source says.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Attorneys for two South Sudanese pastors facing the death penalty made their closing arguments on Thursday (July 23) before a judge who appears to favor the prosecution, sources said. Defense lawyers concluded their case at Khartoum Bahri Court with the assertion that agents from the National Intelligence and Security […]
Remaining eight await verdict.
JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Two of 10 young Christian women charged with wearing indecent clothing in North Khartoum, Sudan were fined 500 Sudanese pounds (US$85) on Wednesday (July 15), a Christian leader said. Ferdoos Eltoum, 19, and 18-year-old Rehab Omer Kalkom were arrested on June 25 along with 10 other women; two of […]
Light evidence presented to back heavy charges.
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 […]