Sudanese security agents raided a house in the city of Nyala, and arrested 13 people when they admitted to being Christians. Two believers were released, but ten converts from Islam and their pastor, Tajdeen Yousif, were detained. The pastor refused to deny Christ despite being beaten by the agents, and the ten were later released after reportedly being tortured into recanting their faith. Pastor Tajdeen, also a convert from Islam,was held for several more days before being released. All eleven have now gone into hiding for their safety. Under sharia law, Muslims who abandon their religion face severe punishment. Sudan’s constitution gives judicial discretion to courts in the application of sharia.
Sudan: Christian converts arrested and torturedWritten by David Fletcher 16 Nov 2018
- Pray: for Christians converted from Islam to be strong in their faith. Pray also for tolerance in countries such as Sudan, for all faiths to be able to live side by side. (Psalm 133:1)
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