By BosNewsLife Africa Service KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Sudan and newly created South Sudan face possible detention, beatings and even death amid a "deteriorating humanitarian situation" with thousands of people being killed this year alone, aid workers and Christians said in statements obtained by BosNewsLife Sunday, January 22.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Republic's Foreign Ministry says a Czech Christian who was sentenced to a stiff prison term in Sudan last month has been released and returned home late Sunday, February 26, with the Czech Foreign minister. The release of Petr Jašek followed international pressure.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Fourteen evangelical Christians who were detained in a Sudanese government-backed raid on their congregation and school have been released after paying huge fines in the impoverished African nation, their supporters told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for leaving Islam was overturned has been released after being detained again for trying to leave Sudan, her defense team said. Meriam Ibrahim, 27, was seen walking out of a Khartoum police station carrying her newborn baby, after several governments pressured Sudan to release her.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife 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.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service
KHARTOUM, SUDAN (BosNewsLife)-- Christian children are being denied food in Sudan's refugee camps unless they recite Islamic prayers, aid workers have told BosNewsLife.
By BosNewsLife Africa Service CAIRO, EGYPT (BosNewsLife)-- Time was running out Thursday, November 22, for an abducted Christian Eritrean man in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula after his kidnappers told him to pay $25,000 or face “organ harvesting” and be killed, he and Christian rights activists said.
By Joseph DeCaro, BosNewsLife International Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Ethiopian court sentenced 579 Muslims from three to 18 months in prison for a week of violence against Christians that left one dead and 69 churches destroyed by fire, BosNewsLife learned Friday June 24.
By BosNewsLife Middle East Service with reporting from the Middle East, Asia and Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife BEIRUT/CAIRO/ISLAMABAD (BosNewsLife)-- Christians across the Muslim world faced turmoil Friday, September 14, as deadly protests against an anti-Islam film spread across the Middle East, Africa, and south and east Asia.