Christians in Sudan request prayer for three Christian men who are on trial.
Today (Monday 23rd January) the judge was expected to give his verdict in the trial of: Rev. Hassan Abduraheem Kodi Taour; Abdulmonem Abdumawla; and Petr Jašek (a Czech national). However, the verdict has now been postponed until Sunday 29th January.
Petr Jasek is being tried on charges which include: “waging war against the state”; “violating restrictions in military areas”; “spreading rumours to defame the state”; “espionage”; and “inciting strife between communities”. The two other defendants are only being tried for the last two of these charges. The punishment for some of the charges could include the death penalty or life imprisonment.
The three men have been detained since December 2015.
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Christians request prayer:
a. that the three defendants will know the Lord’s strength and comfort during their ordeal
b. for wisdom for the lawyers defending them
c. for a fair judicial process, and that the three men will be acquitted soon
d. for an end to the increasing pressure against churches in Sudan, and that Christians will know the peace of the Lord
e. that all officials involved will love mercy, act justly, learn about Jesus and choose to follow Him