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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Christian Leader in Sudan Detained and Beaten, Sources Say

Security personnel suspected of seizing youth leader.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – A Christian leader in Sudan was detained and beaten on Friday (Feb. 19) for speaking out against the burning of a church building, sources said. Masked men believed to be national security personnel seized Osama Saeed Kodi, chairman of the Christian Youth Union of Al Jazirah state, on Friday […]

Another Church Building Set Ablaze in Sudan

Hate messages on social media precede arson attack.

JUBA, South Sudan (Morning Star News) – The ninth church building in two years to be set ablaze in Sudan was torched last month, sources said. Suspected Muslim extremists set fire to the Sudanese Church of Christ (SCOC) building in the rural Tambul area of Al Jazirah state southeast of Khartoum on Jan. 3, said the […]