Six Christians including three pastors and three other believers had been hooked for their refusal to hand over their Christian school to the government. Christian persecution watchdog World Watch Monitor has reported that the six of them have been imprisoned at an undisclosed location before they procured bail and got released. It is still unclear whether they will be facing further charges.
Christians in Sudan are continuously facing persecution, in a recent wave of persecution six churches were issued warnings that their buildings would be demolished and their land “assigned for investment.” In recent past, several other churches have faced similar situation as they were razed by the government. The six churches that are facing likely demolishing include, Church of Christ, Presbyterian Church, Episcopal Church and others. All of these are based in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.
The detained Christians include Reverend Hassan Taour, Reverend Kuwa Shamal, Peter Jasek and Abdulmonem Abdumawla are scheduled to appear before court on October 17 as they are charged with crimes against the state. The group were accused of highlighting the suffering of Christians among ethnic Nubians in the country. If convicted they are likely to face death penalty.