April 22, 2021

UGANDA: Christian Woman Seriously Injured for Her Faith

Salimati Naibira recovering from her injuries. - Photo: Morning Star News www.morningstarnews.org
Salimati Naibira recovering from her injuries.
Photo: Morning Star News

A mother of seven children in eastern Uganda has suffered serious wounds and, consequently, was forced to flee after her husband and other Muslim relatives attacked her on Easter Sunday for converting to Christianity.

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RUSSIA: Theological Colleges Stripped of Licenses

Bible and notebooks on a park bench
Pray that believers in Russia will have wisdom as they pursue religious freedom.

On April 6th, the Theological Institute run by the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Ingria was stripped of its higher education license. Another Lutheran college in Russia is in the process of fighting a similar action. The colleges of the Baptist Union and Pentecostal Union have likewise lost their licenses, and other colleges have been banned from accepting new students.

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ERITREA: Recently Arrested Christian Prisoners Released

Nakura prison - Photo: Church in Chains https://www.churchinchains.ie/
Nakura prison
Photo: Church in Chains

Earlier this month, it was reported that 23 women had been arrested at a prayer meeting in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, along with 12 others in the city of Assab. (To review a previously posted report, go to our country report, where there is also a link to a video-recorded interview addressing these recent incidents.) In a surprising move, all but one of the Christians arrested in Asmara were released on April 11th. Typically, believers who have been arrested in Eritrea are held without charges against them, and not permitted any legal representation, for extended periods of time --- sometimes many years.

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ALGERIA: Appeal Postponed Relating to Distribution of Christian Literature

Rev. Rachid Seighir - Photo: Facebook via Morning Star News
Rev. Rachid Seighir
Photo: Facebook via Morning Star News

On February 27th, Pastor Rachid Seighir and Nouh Hamimi were sentenced to two years in prison for allegedly "shaking the faith" of Muslims through the Christian literature being sold in their bookstore (read more). The charges follow a raid on the Algerian church-run bookstore in September 2017.

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