Morocco Court Overturns Prison Sentence For Evangelist


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

MOROCCOMANRABAT, MOROCCO (BosNewsLife)-- An appeals court in Morocco has overturned a conviction against a Christian man who was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for evangelism, trial observers said Thursday, February 6. The judge of the Court of Appeal in the town of Fez dismissed the case against Mohamed El Baladi, who is in his 30s, due to a lack of evidence, Christians said.

Morocco ‘Temporarily’ Frees Evangelist From Prison


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

moroccoRABAT, MOROCCO (BosNewsLife)-- A Moroccan Christian man jailed for evangelism was free Friday, October 4, after he was temporarily released, trial observers said. Mohamed el Baldi, 34, from the town of Aïn Aïcha, near Fes, was given two-and-a-half years in prison, and ordered to pay 5000 dirhams ($600) for “shaking the faith of a Muslim”, at a court hearing on September 3.

ALERT: Morocco Christian Jailed For Evangelizing Amid Crackdown


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

moroccoRABAT, MOROCCO (BosNewsLife)-- A Moroccan Christian remained behind bars Wednesday, September 11, after he was jailed for two-and-a-half years and fined for evangelizing, trial observers said.

Christian Orphanage Fights Expulsion From Morocco


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

fosterparentsRABAT, MOROCCO (BosNewsLife)-- Western Christians who ran an orphanage in Morocco until they were deported on charges of "proselytism" were awaiting Monday, June 3, whether they would be able to return amid uncertainty over a court ruling. In published remarks the Village of Hope (VoH) co-director Herman Boonstra said the Administrative Court of Rabat last month delivered a verbal ruling in favor of the Moroccan government, but that no "written verdict" had been received.

Christian Convert Nearly 7 Years In Morocco Jail


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

RABAT, MOROCCO (BosNewsLife)-- Nearly seven years into the prison sentence of the only Christian in Morocco known to be extensively detained for his faith, local Christians and activists have questioned the Muslim state's harsh measure toward a man who dared to publicly speak about Jesus Christ.

U.S. Pastors Praise Morocco As Christian Serves Jail Sentence For Evangelism


By George Whitten, BosNewsLife Senior Correspondent

RABAT / WASHINGTON (BosNewsLife)-- A Christian is serving 15 years in a Moroccan jail for evangelism, a Christian rights groups said, while American Christian leaders praised Morocco Thursday, June 17, for its "long history of friendship and religious cooperation."