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Bashir Musa Ahmed (39), a believer in Ethiopia who was arrested in May 2009 for the "malicious" distribution of Bibles and later accused of terrorism (click here for the story), has been released from prison. On February 23, Bashir had a court hearing for a petty crime. He was released on March 4, as he had been detained for a longer period than the sentence required for his alleged crime. Bashir said that he was beaten in prison but that he was proud to suffer for his Lord. (Source: Middle East Concern)

Praise God that Bashir has been released from prison! Pray that he will remain faithful in witnessing about Christ. Pray that all the officials involved in his case will hear the Good News and follow Jesus.

To find out more about the persecution believers face in Ethiopia, click here.