Police in Sudan Arrest Church Leaders from Bible Study

Two charged with disturbing peace, released on bail.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police in Sudan walked into a church Bible class on Tuesday (June 14) and arrested two Christian leaders for “violating public order,” their attorney said. Officers in Omdurman, across the Nile River from Khartoum, took Pastor Kabashi Idris of the African Inland Church and evangelist Yacoub Ishakh of the […]

Sentence Reduced for Convicted Christians in Algeria

Group guilty under draconian law against ‘unauthorized worship.’

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A group of Christians arrested on Dec. 12 received a reduction in their sentence for “unauthorized worship” last week, one of those convicted said. The 11 Christians, including the owner of the site rented for the occasion, had received a suspended sentence of six months in prison and a 200,000 […]

Christian Couple in Sudan Faces Possible Flogging for ‘Adultery’

Muslim relatives got court to annul their marriage.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A couple in Sudan could be punished with 100 lashes after being charged with “adultery” because a sharia (Islamic law) court annulled their marriage due to the husband’s conversion to Christianity, their attorney said. Hamouda Tia Kafi, 34, and Nada Hamad Shukralah, 25, of Al Bageir, Al Jazirah state, […]

Attacked Pastor in Sudan Sentenced to Month in Jail

Muslim extremists assaulted three Christians during worship.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A pastor in Sudan who was attacked during worship this month was sentenced to a month in jail on Monday (April 25) under a law against disturbing the peace, sources said. Judge Awad Ibrahim Kury, a Muslim, found Pastor Stephanou Adil Kujo of disturbing the peace under Article 69 […]

Pastor in Sudan Assaulted during Worship, then Charged

Two women also attacked at church service.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A church in Sudan long harassed by Islamic extremists was attacked on April 10, with three people assaulted including the pastor – who was then charged with disturbing the peace. During worship at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Al Hag Abdalla, about 85 miles southeast of Khartoum in Madani, […]

Church Building Locked, Leaders Arrested in Sudan

Hardline Muslims upset with presence of Christian worship.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Church leaders in Sudan were detained and questioned last month after Muslim extremists upset about the presence of their worship building locked it shut, sources said. Hardline Muslims locked the building of the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) in Al Hag Abdalla, about 85 miles southeast of Khartoum in […]

Heavy Fine Upheld on Appeal by Christian in Algeria

Six-month prison sentence for ‘unauthorized donations’ suspended.

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A Christian convert from Islam on Dec. 1 received a six-month suspended prison sentence and a fine of 100,000 Algerian dinars (US$716) from an appeals court on a conviction of “accepting donations without a license,” he said. Ahmed Beghal (name changed for security reasons) had been sentenced in July to […]

Sudan Detains Bible Shipment, Christian Leaders Say

Customs duty due on religious literature, officials say.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Christian leaders in Sudan said government officials have detained a shipment of Bibles by demanding customs fees from which it is exempt. The Rev. Saad Idris Komi, chairman of the Sudan Pentecostal Church, said customs officials refused to release the Bibles earlier this month after rejecting his denomination’s application […]

Christian in Algeria Sentenced to Prison, Heavy Fine

Convert denies charges related to “shaking faith of a Muslim.”

TIZI-OUZOU, Algeria (Morning Star News) – A judge in Algeria on Thursday (July 8) sentenced a Christian to six months in prison and fine of 100,000 dinars (US$740) for allegedly accepting unauthorized donations to spread Christianity, the convert from Islam said. Ahmed Beghal (name changed for security reasons) received the sentence at a court hearing in […]

Gunmen Attack Christian Government Worker in Sudan

Religious affairs ministry advisor beaten for advocating return of church properties.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Masked gunmen in an area south of Khartoum, Sudan attacked a government religious affairs worker at midnight on Friday (July 2) and threatened to kill him for supporting return of church properties to Christians, sources said. Botrous Badawi, a Christian and an advisor to the minister of Sudan’s Ministry […]