Apostasy Charges against Christians in Sudan Dismissed

Judge cites nullification of apostasy law two years ago.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A court in Sudan on Sept. 8 dismissed apostasy charges against four Christians who were threatened with the death penalty unless they recanted, sources said. Judge Ibrahim Hamza dismissed the apostasy charges against the Christians in Central Darfur state, stating that apostasy is no longer a crime in Sudan, […]

Four Christians in Sudan Arrested under Annulled Apostasy Law

Statute called for death penalty for leaving Islam.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – Police in Darfur Region, Sudan have arrested four Christians under a law against apostasy that was annulled two years ago, according to local sources. Police on June 28 arrested the Christians from the Sudanese Baptist Church in Zalingei, in western Sudan’s Central Darfur state, on charges of apostasy, detaining […]

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 […]