Amin Khaki, from the Church of Irani, was released on 3 January, after being arrested last March at a picnic and suffering harsh treatment in prison.
However, Pastor Farshid Fathi, unjustly imprisoned on false national security-related charges, was given an additional one-year sentence at a trial on 29 December – on another false charge.
There were no attacks on churches over Christmas – instead we heard encouraging news of Muslims and others joining forces to protect churches holding Christmas services in Borno State.
However, on New Year’s Day a suicide bomber attacked a church in Gombe State. He died and eight church members were injured. Continue reading “Christian Solidarity Worldwide – Please Pray for Persecuted Christians”