NEWS ALERT: Court Orders South Sudan Pastors To Face Possible Death Sentence


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLifedownload

KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- A court in Sudan has ruled that two South Sudanese pastors should stand trial on "espionage" and other charges that could carry the death penalty, despite international pressure to drop the case. Following a one-day hearing, the judge said July 2 there was "enough evidence" to prosecute Pastors Yat Michael and Peter Yen of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church.

NEWS ALERT: Pastors Facing Possible Execution In Sudan Moved To High Security Prison


By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos

KOBERPRISONKHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two South Sudanese pastors who could face the death penalty for what friends say are trumped-up charges have been moved to a high security prison, Christian supporters told BosNewsLife.

Pastors Facing Death Penalty In Sudan


By BosNewsLife Africa Service

052515-Sudan-emailKHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two South Sudanese pastors jailed in Sudan's capital Khartoum and could face the death penalty as part of a wider crackdown on evangelical Christians, trial observers say. The trial of Yat Michael and Peter Yen (also named as David Yein Reith), who are held in the Omdurman prison, began May 19, BosNewsLife learned.

BREAKING NEWS: Iran Drops Death Sentence Against Pastors, Christians


By BosNewsLife Middle East Service

christiansIranTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Iran has apparently dropped death-sentence carrying charges against two evangelical pastors and another believer, though the three men remain detained for their Christian activities, BosNewsLife learned Thursday, October 2.

Bhutan Pastors Sentenced To Prison For Receiving Funds


By BosNewsLife Asia Service

bhutanTHIMPHU, BHUTAN (BosNewsLife)-- Minority Christians in Bhutan were in a state of shock Tuesday, September 16, after a court sentenced two pastors to long prison terms for receiving funds for their activities, though one church leader was "temporarily" freed, friends said.

More Evangelicals Facing Death Penalty In Iran


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

iran & christiansTEHRAN, IRAN (BosNewsLife)-- Two more evangelical Iranian Christians faced uncertainty Saturday, September 6, after they were charged with the potentially death-sentence carrying crime of "Mofsed-e-filarz" translated as "spreading corruption on earth", Christian rights activists told BosNewsLife.